Ultra-Low Loss Optical Fiber Characterization System Development
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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The IR System 1 is an automated optical bench designed for the measurement of spectral attenuation differential model attenuation, and numerical aperture of zirconium fluoride infrared optical fiber. It is a specially adapted version of a commercially available FOA-2000, a silica fiber characterization system. The system measures spectral attenuation over the range from 600 nm to 4 microns. Launch conditions are overfilled for multimode fibers with core diameters up to 150 microns and with numerical apertures up to 0.24. The fiber vacuum chucks can accept fibers with outside diameters up to 200 microns. The attenuation is derived by performing a cut-back test.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics