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Theoretical Overview Of Losses In Infrared Fibers
Author(s): Marshall G. Sparks; L. G. DeShazer
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Paper Abstract

Plots of intrinsic scattering and absorption coefficients, the so-called V curves, are compiled for 18 crystalline materials. Extrinsic scattering coefficients are evaluated for voids, inclusions, surface imperfections, dislocations, strains and anisotropic grains. Reduction of this extrinsic scattering is a major problem that must be solved in order to attain low-attenuation (10-2dB/km) fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0266, Infrared Fibers, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959891
Show Author Affiliations
Marshall G. Sparks, Scientific Research Center (United States)
L. G. DeShazer, Scientific Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0266:
Infrared Fibers
Larry G. DeShazer; Charles Kao, Editor(s)

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