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Semi-Automated Measurements Of The Transmission Medium
Author(s): William M. Simpson; G.Thomas Holmes; Walter F. Love; Miles E. Vance
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Paper Abstract

The measurement sequence for the characterization of graded-refractive-index optical waveguide fibers in a manufacturing environment is presented. The sequence has been designed for minimum human interaction and high throughput. The optical fibers, characterized by attenuation rate, bandwidth, numerical aperture, and optical core diameter, are measured on a quality assurance system driven by a mini-computer. This semi-automated system, consisting of optical and electronic hardware and software for complete characterization, is described. Finally, the measurement methods and current test conditions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0150, Laser and Fiber Optics Communications, (21 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956709
Show Author Affiliations
William M. Simpson, Corning Glass Works (United States)
G.Thomas Holmes, Corning Glass Works (United States)
Walter F. Love, Corning Glass Works (United States)
Miles E. Vance, Corning Glass Works (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0150:
Laser and Fiber Optics Communications
Monte Ross, Editor(s)

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