Abstract

Variation in the modulation depth of modal interference as a function of wavelength is used to determine the effective cutoff wavelength of elliptical-core fibers accurately. The results indicate one-order-of-magnitude improvement in the accuracy of measurement.

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1990 (1)

R. B. Dyott, Electron. Lett. 26, 1721 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

1985 (1)

D. L. Franzen, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 128 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

1976 (1)

Y. Katsuyama, M. Tokuda, N. Uchida, M. Nakahara, Electron. Lett. 12, 669 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Alavie, A. T.

A. T. Alavie, “An interrupt immune localized single-ended fiber optic sensor,” Ph.D. dissertation (Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., 1992).

Blake, J. N.

Dick, J. M.

D. J. Eccleston, J. M. Dick, “Measurements system for single-mode fibers,”Corning Technical Report TR-23 (Corning Glass, Corning, N.Y., 1983).

Dyott, R. B.

R. B. Dyott, Electron. Lett. 26, 1721 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. B. Dyott, Andrew Corporation, Orland Park, Ill. (personal communication, January 1992).

Eccleston, D. J.

D. J. Eccleston, J. M. Dick, “Measurements system for single-mode fibers,”Corning Technical Report TR-23 (Corning Glass, Corning, N.Y., 1983).

Franzen, D. L.

D. L. Franzen, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 128 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Huang, S. Y.

Katsuyama, Y.

Y. Katsuyama, M. Tokuda, N. Uchida, M. Nakahara, Electron. Lett. 12, 669 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Kawana, A.

Kim, B. Y.

Murakami, Y.

Nakahara, M.

Y. Katsuyama, M. Tokuda, N. Uchida, M. Nakahara, Electron. Lett. 12, 669 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

Tokuda, M.

Y. Katsuyama, M. Tokuda, N. Uchida, M. Nakahara, Electron. Lett. 12, 669 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Tsuchiya, H.

Uchida, N.

Y. Katsuyama, M. Tokuda, N. Uchida, M. Nakahara, Electron. Lett. 12, 669 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

Y. Katsuyama, M. Tokuda, N. Uchida, M. Nakahara, Electron. Lett. 12, 669 (1976).
[CrossRef]

R. B. Dyott, Electron. Lett. 26, 1721 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

D. L. Franzen, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 128 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

D. J. Eccleston, J. M. Dick, “Measurements system for single-mode fibers,”Corning Technical Report TR-23 (Corning Glass, Corning, N.Y., 1983).

R. B. Dyott, Andrew Corporation, Orland Park, Ill. (personal communication, January 1992).

A. T. Alavie, “An interrupt immune localized single-ended fiber optic sensor,” Ph.D. dissertation (Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., 1992).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement for accurate measurement of cutoff.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Two-mode interference modulation depth as a function of wavelength for an elliptical-core fiber (Andrew Corporation fiber no. 911217A).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Two-mode interference modulation depth as a function of wavelength, repeated over a span of three days, with an elliptical-core fiber (Andrew Corporation fiber no. 91073A, 1 m long).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Plot of standard deviation for the measurement of cutoff with an elliptical-core fiber (Andrew Corporation fiber no. 910730A, 1 m long).

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Γ ( λ ) = 10 log P 2 ( λ ) P 1 ( λ ) ,
V = 2 π a λ n 1 2 n 2 2

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