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Measurement System For Attenuation, Numerical Aperture (NA), Dispersion, And Optical Time-Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) In Infrared (IR) Optical Fibers
Author(s): P. Klocek; R. Beni; J. C. O'Connell; C. P. Van Vloten
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Paper Abstract

A computer-based measurement system capable of measuring the attenuation, NA, dispersion, and OTDR in IR optical fibers is described. A review of measurement theory is presented. The hardware and software elements of the measurement system are discussed. The system operates from 2.8-14.0 μm using Pb-salt laser diodes. 500-MHz bandwidth HgCdTe detectors and a waveform digitizer are used in the dispersion and OTDR measurements. The optical layout and computer interface is described. Measurement technique and data from chalcogenide optical fibers is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0618, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961109
Show Author Affiliations
P. Klocek, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
R. Beni, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
J. C. O'Connell, Spectra-Physics (United States)
C. P. Van Vloten, Spectra-Physics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0618:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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