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1 December 1991 Nd:YAG-laser-based time-domain reflectometry measurements of the intrinsic reflection signature from PMMA fiber splices
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Proceedings Volume 1592, Plastic Optical Fibers; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50995
Event: OE Fiber, 1991, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) measurements have been performed on polished polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) plastic fiber splices. After the dominant splice reflection sources due to surface roughness, inexact index matching, and fiber core misalignment were eliminated, an intrinsic OTDR signature 3 - 8 dB above the Rayleigh backscatter floor remained with all tested fibers. This minimum splice reflectivity exhibits characteristics that are consistent with sub-surface polymer damage and can be used for detection of PMMA fiber splices.
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Christopher M. Lawson, Robert R. Michael Jr., Earl M. Dressel, and David W. Harmony "Nd:YAG-laser-based time-domain reflectometry measurements of the intrinsic reflection signature from PMMA fiber splices", Proc. SPIE 1592, Plastic Optical Fibers, (1 December 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50995
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