Abstract

Spectral losses in unclad optical fibers have been measured in the region between 0.5 and 1.12 µm with the filtered light of a xenon-arc lamp. Total losses were obtained nondestructively by measuring the light refracted from the fiber when it was immersed in a higher-index liquid. The radial irradiance distribution of the refracted light was used as a measure of the mode spectrum. Because scattering losses could be shown to approach the Rayleigh-scattering limit, and total losses were between 6 and 8 dB/km, i.e., 75 to 84% per kilometer, for some of the highest-purity synthetic vitreous silicas, we tentatively conclude that the spectral losses of unclad fibers represent a good approximation to the spectral losses of the bulk material.

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p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

Cherin, A. H.

p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

French, W. G.

p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

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P. J. R. Laybourn, W. A. Gambling, and D. T. Jones, Opto-Electron. 3, 137 (1971).

Gloge, D.

D. Gloge, Appl. Opt. 10, 2252 (1971).

Jaeger, R. E.

p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

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P. J. R. Laybourn, W. A. Gambling, and D. T. Jones, Opto-Electron. 3, 137 (1971).

Jones, M. W.

M. W. Jones and K. C. Kao, J. Phys. E 2, 331 (1969).

Kaiser, p.

p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

Kao, K. C.

M. W. Jones and K. C. Kao, J. Phys. E 2, 331 (1969).

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D. B. Keck, P. C. Schultz, and F. Zimar, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 215 (1972); See also: Corning Glass Works, Press Information, 14 August 1972.

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P. J. R. Laybourn, W. A. Gambling, and D. T. Jones, Opto-Electron. 3, 137 (1971).

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E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

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Miller, S. E.

S. E. Miller and E. A. J. Marcatili (Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, N. J.), private communication.

Pearson, A. D.

p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

Pinnow, D. A.

T. C. Rich and D. A. Pinnow, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 264 (1972).

Rich, T. C.

T. C. Rich and D. A. Pinnow, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 264 (1972).

Schmeltzer, R. A.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

Schultz, P. C.

D. B. Keck, P. C. Schultz, and F. Zimar, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 215 (1972); See also: Corning Glass Works, Press Information, 14 August 1972.

Tynes, A. R.

A. R. Tynes, Appl. Opt. 9, 2706 (1970).

p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

Zimar, F.

D. B. Keck, P. C. Schultz, and F. Zimar, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 215 (1972); See also: Corning Glass Works, Press Information, 14 August 1972.

Other

D. B. Keck, P. C. Schultz, and F. Zimar, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 215 (1972); See also: Corning Glass Works, Press Information, 14 August 1972.

P. J. R. Laybourn, W. A. Gambling, and D. T. Jones, Opto-Electron. 3, 137 (1971).

M. W. Jones and K. C. Kao, J. Phys. E 2, 331 (1969).

T. C. Rich and D. A. Pinnow, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 264 (1972).

Amersil, Inc., Catalog No. EM 9227-1, SP-SM-12-71.

p. Kaiser, A. R. Tynes, H. W. Astle, A. D. Pearson, W. G. French, R. E. Jaeger, and A. H. Cherin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1141 (1973).

S. E. Miller and E. A. J. Marcatili (Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, N. J.), private communication.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

D. Gloge, Appl. Opt. 10, 2252 (1971).

Supplied by Infrared Industries, Waltham, Mass.

A. R. Tynes, Appl. Opt. 9, 2706 (1970).

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