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Principles of Optical Fiber Measurements - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124709805, 9780323153690

Principles of Optical Fiber Measurements

1st Edition

Author: Dietrich Marcuse
eBook ISBN: 9780323153690
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th July 1981
Page Count: 370
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Principles of Optical Fiber Measurements focuses on the optical fiber systems, which are being added to the telephone networks of various countries around the world. This book explores the significance of optical fiber systems in the increasing variety of fiber-related products on the market.
Comprised of seven chapters, this book starts with an overview of the fiber fabrication process with emphasis on the method of measurements to reduce fiber loss in the field of optical communication. This text then examines the special methods to measure extremely low dispersion in single-mode fibers. Other chapters consider the measurement requirements of commercial fiber manufacturers to allow them to specify their products as well as for fiber users to verify that they get what they expect. The final chapter deals with the various measurement methods for determining the V value of fibers as well as the geometrical dimensions of fibers and preforms. This book is a valuable resource for specialists and readers who desire a better understanding of fiber specifications.

Table of Contents


1. A Preliminary Overview

1.1 Background

1.2 The Structures of Fibers

1.3 Single-Mode and Multimode Fibers

1.4 Graded-Index Fibers

1.5 Fiber Loss

1.6 Dispersion in Multimode Fibers

1.7 Dispersion in Single-Mode Fibers


2. Fundamentals

2.1 Ray Optics

2.2 The WKB Method

2.3 Weakly Guided Modes

2.4 Loss Mechanisms

2.5 Dispersion


3. The Transverse Backscattering Method

3.1 Refractive Index of Bare and Step-Index Fibers

3.2 Measurement of Outer Fiber Diameter

3.3 Measurement of Elliptical Deformation

3.4 Measurement of Jacket Eccentricity


4. Refractive Index Profiling Methods

4.1 The Reflection Method

4.2 The Near-Field Method

4.3 The Refraction Method

4.4 Interferometric Slab Method

4.5 The Transverse Interferometric Method (TIM)

4.6 The Refraction Angle Method

4.7 The Focusing Method

4.8 Generalization to Elliptical Cores


5. Loss Measurements

5.1 Launching Light into Fibers

5.2 The Calorimetric Method

5.3 Scattering Loss Measurements

5.4 The Cut-Back Method

5.5 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)

5.6 Differential Mode Losses


6. Dispersion Measurements

6.1 Time Domain Measurements

6.2 Frequency Domain Measurements

6.3 Differential Mode Delay

6.4 Intermodal Dispersion Computed from Index Profiles

6.5 Profile Dispersion


7. Measurements of Fiber and Preform Geometry

7.1 V Value of Single-Mode Fibers

7.2 Fiber Diameter Measurements

7.3 Measurements of Fiber Geometry

7.4 Preform Diagnostics




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