Spectral Characterization of Optical Waveguides

H. Grebel, G. J. Herskowitz

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The spectral properties of single-mode optical fibers and optical waveguides are reviewed including loss, dispersion, coupling, and reflection. Measurement techniques for characterizing these waveguides are described and experimental results are presented. These include measurements of the intrinsic and bending losses for single-mode optical fiber, field mode size, transmission, and reflection losses for waveguide structures when single-mode fibers are used to couple power into the waveguides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Mar 10 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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