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Random imperfections of multimode fiber and the signal dispersion
Author(s): Adam E. Heimrath; Leslaw Bielak
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Paper Abstract

The randomly distributed optical fiber imperfections contribute - along with the source and detector noise - to the signal dispersion and change the bandwidth in optical fiber communication systems. On the other hand a variety of such imperfections appear in currently manufactured fibers, affecting both the geometry of the fiber and its gradient index profile distribution. They seem to be unavoidable even in modern manufacturing techniques [1]. We’ve analyzed one example of such random imperfections: the multimode fiber’s core diameter variations and their influence on the unit signal (pulse).

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24714
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Adam E. Heimrath, Weizmann Institute of Science (Poland)
Leslaw Bielak, Institute of Teachers' Training (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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