Characterization of Splice Loss as a Function of Wavelength in Step-Index, Single-Mode, Optical Waveguide Fibers,
CORNING GLASS WORKS NY
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One of the significant contributors to a single-mode optical fiber systems overall power budget is the cumulative loss incurred when splicing cable sections together. Considerable theoretical work has been completed relating splice loss to the respective mode field diameters of the fibers being spliced, the lateral offset of their mode fields, and to the general wavelength dependent nature of mode field diameter. Therefore, the theoretical dependence of splice loss on wavelength can be determined. This paper describes the experimental results of a study conducted to measure the splice loss dependency of wavelength in single-mode fiber.