In this chapter, we shall discuss a variety of field and laboratory measurements on telecommunication fibers. These are mostly optical measurements, such as attenuation, the distortion of a pulse due to the properties of the waveguide or the material of which it is made, and the distribution of index of refraction in the core. Except for the effect of the fiber on the electrical bandwidth of a signal, we do not consider electronic measurements here. Likewise, source and detector problems have been discussed in Chap. 4 and are omitted from this chapter.
KeywordsRadiation Pattern Numerical Aperture Group Delay Index Profile Intermodal Distortion
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