Abstract

Recently, work began to seal fiber waveguides hermetically by coating them with metal.1 This initial work was done using an aluminum coating that perturbs the waveguide geometry, resulting in microbending and loss. This paper describes an empirical formula that has been found to predict accurately the excess loss exhibited by fibers coated with aluminum.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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