Translator Disclaimer
6 October 2003 Influence of Rayleigh scattering in pigtail and patchcords reflectance measurements
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 5230, Laser Technology VII: Progress in Lasers; (2003)
Event: 2003 Chapter books, 2003, Bellingham, WA, United States
There are presented the results of measurements of optical connector reflectance. The research BD ("branching device") method of reflectance measurements have given the dependence on patchcord (fiber) length. The value of reflectance depends on the Rayleigh scattering at the place of mandreling obtained for BD measurement method. The correct measurements of connectors reflectance are made when distance between connector and modes cutoff place is 2-5 meters. The slope of reflectance curve is variable: 2dB/m (for the cut place 0-1 m), 0.5dB/m (2-5m).
© (2003) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jerzy K. Gajda, Andrzej Niesterowicz, and Grzegorz Zeglinski "Influence of Rayleigh scattering in pigtail and patchcords reflectance measurements", Proc. SPIE 5230, Laser Technology VII: Progress in Lasers, (6 October 2003);


Reliability of optical splices
Proceedings of SPIE (September 08 1993)
Analysis of residual stress in optical fiber
Proceedings of SPIE (December 29 1999)
Industrial Applications Of An Optical Profilometer
Proceedings of SPIE (January 16 1989)
Precise Measurement Of Fibre Geometry By Image Shearing
Proceedings of SPIE (August 30 1983)

Back to Top