Abstract

Scattering losses as low as 0.025 dB/km at 2.55 μm have been measured in short lengths of fluoride-glass optical fibers. These measurements were made on several 5–7-cm lengths of fiber. Measurements were also made at various wavelengths to determine the wavelength dependence of the optical loss.

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1988 (2)

M. W. Moore, P. W. France, S. F. Carter, J. R. Williams, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 457 (1988).
[CrossRef]

I. Aggarwal, G. Lu, L. Busse, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 495 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

D. C. Tran, K. H. Levin, R. J. Ginther, G. H. Sigel, Electron. Lett. 22, 117 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

M. E. Lines, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 4058 (1984); J. Non-Cryst. Solids 103, 265 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Aggarwal, I.

I. Aggarwal, G. Lu, L. Busse, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 495 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Busse, L.

I. Aggarwal, G. Lu, L. Busse, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 495 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Carter, S. F.

M. W. Moore, P. W. France, S. F. Carter, J. R. Williams, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 457 (1988).
[CrossRef]

France, P. W.

M. W. Moore, P. W. France, S. F. Carter, J. R. Williams, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 457 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Ginther, R. J.

D. C. Tran, K. H. Levin, R. J. Ginther, G. H. Sigel, Electron. Lett. 22, 117 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Levin, K. H.

D. C. Tran, K. H. Levin, R. J. Ginther, G. H. Sigel, Electron. Lett. 22, 117 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Lines, M. E.

M. E. Lines, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 4058 (1984); J. Non-Cryst. Solids 103, 265 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lu, G.

I. Aggarwal, G. Lu, L. Busse, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 495 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mendenhall, W.

W. Mendenhall, R. L. Scheaffer, D. Wackerly, Mathematical Statistics with Applications (PWS, Boston, Mass., 1986), Chap. 10.

Moore, M. W.

M. W. Moore, P. W. France, S. F. Carter, J. R. Williams, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 457 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Scheaffer, R. L.

W. Mendenhall, R. L. Scheaffer, D. Wackerly, Mathematical Statistics with Applications (PWS, Boston, Mass., 1986), Chap. 10.

Sigel, G. H.

D. C. Tran, K. H. Levin, R. J. Ginther, G. H. Sigel, Electron. Lett. 22, 117 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Tran, D. C.

D. C. Tran, K. H. Levin, R. J. Ginther, G. H. Sigel, Electron. Lett. 22, 117 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Wackerly, D.

W. Mendenhall, R. L. Scheaffer, D. Wackerly, Mathematical Statistics with Applications (PWS, Boston, Mass., 1986), Chap. 10.

Williams, J. R.

M. W. Moore, P. W. France, S. F. Carter, J. R. Williams, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 457 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. C. Tran, K. H. Levin, R. J. Ginther, G. H. Sigel, Electron. Lett. 22, 117 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. E. Lines, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 4058 (1984); J. Non-Cryst. Solids 103, 265 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mat. Sci. Forum (2)

M. W. Moore, P. W. France, S. F. Carter, J. R. Williams, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 457 (1988).
[CrossRef]

I. Aggarwal, G. Lu, L. Busse, Mat. Sci. Forum 32-33, 495 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

W. Mendenhall, R. L. Scheaffer, D. Wackerly, Mathematical Statistics with Applications (PWS, Boston, Mass., 1986), Chap. 10.

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Schematic of the fluoride fiber scattering measurement.

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Average measured scattering loss in the fluoride fiber (circles) and the best fit (solid line) to the expression α = A/λn, where n = 2.4.

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Table 1 Scattering Losses in Short Lengths of Fluoride Fiber

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α Rayleigh = A / λ 4 .
α Mie = B / λ 2 ,
α = 4 . 34 × 10 5 / L ( P sc / P o )

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