Measurement of loss and output numerical aperture of optical fiber splices.


An ensemble of optical fiber splices has been evaluated to determine how source launching conditions and length of fiber between the source, splice, and detector affect the splice loss and far field output NA. The loss of a splice is strongly dependent upon the energy distribution and NA of the beam at the input of the splice. For the range of NA's… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.17.000642