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Attenuation Measurement Of Strip-Waveguides
Author(s): G. Schreiter; T. Possner; R. Muller
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Paper Abstract

The attenuation of multimode-strip-waveguides produced by silver-sodium ion exchange in glass was determined by measurement of the insertion losses of the waveguide and calculation of coupling losses between a graded index fibre and the waveguide. For the theoretical determination of coupling losses a new model for calculation was developed. This so called method of local coupling effectivities provides an excellent agreement between theoretical and experimental coupling losses. On the basis of our measuring process an accuracy of 0.2 dB could be achieved for the determination of waveguide attenuation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1085, Optical Fibres and Their Applications V, (30 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.952978
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G. Schreiter, Friedrich Schiller University (Germany)
T. Possner, Friedrich Schiller University (Germany)
R. Muller, Friedrich Schiller University (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1085:
Optical Fibres and Their Applications V

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