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Temperature Dependence of Plastic Clad Silica (PCS) Fiber Characteristics
Author(s): Peter L. Heinzmann; Rolf U. Hofstetter
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Paper Abstract

High coupling efficiency, as well as simple connector and coupler technology make plastic clad silica (PCS) fibers very attractive in applications requiring frequent structural adjustment like, for example, Local Area Networks (LAN). However, due to a significant variation of the core-cladding refractive index difference, severe variations of attenuation and band-width within an extended temperature range (-40°C up to +80°C) must be taken into account. The thermal characteristics of PCS fiber are therefore radically different from those of all-glass fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0584, Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards, (15 April 1986);
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Peter L. Heinzmann, Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
Rolf U. Hofstetter, Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0584:
Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards
Remy Bouillie, Editor(s)

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