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High average power effects in optical fibers and devices
Author(s): Raman Kashyap
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibers are susceptible to catastrophic damage at relatively low optical powers of less than 1 watt. This threshold, exceeded by several times, and in some instances by a factor of ten in today’s amplified wavelength division multiplexed optical communication systems, poses a dormant problem for many optical devices, fiber-connectors and optical fiber links. This paper presents perspectives on this issue based on research performed on the subject.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477395
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Raman Kashyap, PhotoNova Inc. (Canada)
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4940:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks
Hans G. Limberger; M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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