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Title: System for testing optical fibers

Abstract

A system for measuring a combination of optical transmission properties of fiber optic waveguides. A polarized light pulse probe is injected into one end of the optical fiber. Reflections from discontinuities within the fiber are unpolarized whereas reflections of the probe pulse incident to its injection remain polarized. The polarized reflections are prevented from reaching a light detector whereas reflections from the discontinuities reaches the detector.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. Olathe, KS
  2. Los Alamos, NM
  3. Santa Barbara, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
863610
Patent Number(s):
4,212,537
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Unied States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; testing; optical; fibers; measuring; combination; transmission; properties; fiber; optic; waveguides; polarized; light; pulse; probe; injected; reflections; discontinuities; unpolarized; incident; injection; remain; prevented; reaching; detector; reaches; probe pulse; optical transmission; polarized light; optical fibers; fiber optic; optical fiber; light pulse; light detector; testing optical; optic wave; optic waveguides; transmission properties; optic waveguide; FIBER OPTICS; MATERIALS TESTING; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; MEASURING METHODS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; /356/

Citation Formats

Golob, John E., Looney, Larry D., Lyons, Peter B., Nelson, Melvin A., and Davies, Terence J. System for testing optical fibers. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Golob, John E., Looney, Larry D., Lyons, Peter B., Nelson, Melvin A., & Davies, Terence J. System for testing optical fibers. United States.
Golob, John E., Looney, Larry D., Lyons, Peter B., Nelson, Melvin A., and Davies, Terence J. Tue . "System for testing optical fibers". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863610.
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author = {Golob, John E. and Looney, Larry D. and Lyons, Peter B. and Nelson, Melvin A. and Davies, Terence J.},
abstractNote = {A system for measuring a combination of optical transmission properties of fiber optic waveguides. A polarized light pulse probe is injected into one end of the optical fiber. Reflections from discontinuities within the fiber are unpolarized whereas reflections of the probe pulse incident to its injection remain polarized. The polarized reflections are prevented from reaching a light detector whereas reflections from the discontinuities reaches the detector.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 1980},
month = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 1980}
}

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