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Determination of fiber buffer refractive-index and dimensions
Author(s): Russell Dudley Morgan; Julian D. C. Jones; James S. Barton; Philip G. Harper
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Paper Abstract

The buffer coating of an optical fibre has long been regarded as a purely mechanical part of the fibre, with no part to play in the optical properties of the fibre or fibre systems, other than as a cladding mode stripper. It is therefore generally assumed that once light enters the buffer coating it is lost from the system. For example, most theories concerning bend loss from optical fibres make the equivalent assumption that the cladding has infinite extent

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135406
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Russell Dudley Morgan, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Julian D. C. Jones, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
James S. Barton, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Philip G. Harper, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1580:
Fiber Optic Components and Reliability
Paul M. Kopera; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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