Title page for ETD etd-07152010-020256

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Flax, Amy
URN etd-07152010-020256
Title Micro-optical fiber devices used with modal domain sensing
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Claus, Richard O. Committee Chair
Safaai-Jazi, Ahmad Committee Member
  • Remote sensing
Date of Defense 1988-06-05
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In order to develop more compact optical fiber sensing systems, modal filtering can be performed in-line by using micro-optical devices. Two such devices are a laterally offset few-moded optical fiber mechanical splice and a modal conversion optical fiber coupler. A third device, the air-gap splice used with multimode fibers, can examine the modal content of an optical fiber. A basic theoretical understanding on how these devices operate is reviewed. A splice loss calculation for few-moded optical fibers is presented. Applications of the asymmetrical few-moded mechanical optical fiber splice, the modal conversion coupler, and the air-gap splice are discussed.

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