Multipath interference (MPI) degradation occurs when two interfering fields combine creating noise in the detected signal.1-3 The total electric field due to light passing between two reflective fiber joints can be written as the sum of a direct and delayed component (higher-order multiple reflections can be ignored for practical connector reflections) to yield

© 1989 Optical Society of America

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription