Abstract

Partially transparent mirrors were pressed against fiber ends so that the length dependence of pulse spreading could be determined without cutting the fiber into pieces. Measurements were made by comparing the widths of laser pulses (λ = 0.9 μm) through the output end mirror, which returned from 9½ successive round trips (2014-m extrapolated length) along a 106-m multimode fiber. Mode mixing was significant in this fiber (fabricated by Corning Glass Works), and a square root of length pulse width dependence was observed. However, some of the mode-mixing effects on pulse width were caused by the way in which the fiber was wound on a drum.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Shuttle pulse measurements of pulse spreading in a low loss graded-index fiber

L. G. Cohen and H. M. Presby
Appl. Opt. 14(6) 1361-1363 (1975)

Optical Shuttle Pulse Measurements of Gas Lenses

William H. Steier
Appl. Opt. 7(11) 2295-2300 (1968)

Shuttle pulse measurement of the reflectance of mirrors deposited on fiber ends

J. Stone and L. W. Stulz
Appl. Opt. 29(12) 1720-1722 (1990)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription