Accession Number : ADP005236

Title :   Characterization of Splice Loss as a Function of Wavelength in Step-Index, Single-Mode, Optical Waveguide Fibers,

Corporate Author : CORNING GLASS WORKS NY

Personal Author(s) : Dreyer,D. R. ; Emig,K. A. ; Minthorn,A. R.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : One of the significant contributors to a single-mode optical fiber system's overall power budget is the cumulative loss incurred when splicing cable sections together. Considerable theoretical work has been completed relating splice loss to the respective mode field diameters of the fibers being spliced, the lateral offset of their mode fields, and to the general wavelength dependent nature of mode field diameter. Therefore, the theoretical dependence of splice loss on wavelength can be determined. This paper describes the experimental results of a study conducted to measure the splice loss dependency of wavelength in single-mode fiber.

Descriptors :   *SPLICES, *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE