Quantification of scattering from fiber surface irregularities


Avram E., Mahmood W., ÖZER M.

JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, vol.20, no.4, pp.634-637, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/50.996583
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.634-637

Abstract

A quantitative description of the effects of fiber endface defects such as scratches and digs does not exist in the literature. We show, by considering surface scattering from the fiber endface, that such a description can be given in terms of a single parameter, which is a measure of the increase in backscattering due to the defect. We present our results in terms of some assumed values of this parameter.