Splice loss and mode conversion in a multimode fiber

Norio Kashima

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Splice loss and mode conversion have been studied theoretically for a multimode fiber. Equations have been derived using electromagnetic theory for calculating splice loss and mode conversion in the general multimode fiber. Numerical examples are given for a square-law index fiber in both arc-fusion splice and V-groove splice cases. The influence of the refractive-index profile at the splice on splice loss and mode conversion coefficient is shown. The change in baseband frequency response due to mode conversion at splice is calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2597-2601
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1980 Aug


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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