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Optical Fiber Mode Field Diameter Specification - Statistical Analysis Of Predicted Splice Loss
Author(s): Joyce Kilmer
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Paper Abstract

The specification of an optical fiber's mode field diameter (MFD) is explored. Monte Carlo methods are used to generate cumulative density functions of intrinsic splice loss between similar and dissimilar fiber types in order to analyze different MFD specifications. Finally, an improvement to the MFD specification is proposed which is shown to virtually eliminate the compatibility issue of splicing fibers from different suppliers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0992, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960051
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Joyce Kilmer, Bellcore (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0992:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul; Shekhar G. Wadekar, Editor(s)

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