Intrinsic Loss

Loss due to inherent traits within the fiber; for example, absorption, scattering, and Splice loss.

Absorption is Light energy is absorbed in the glass, or more specifically, the removal of light by non-reradiating collisions with the atomic structure of the optical core.

Scattering is the removal of light due to light being “scattered” after colliding with a variation in the atomic structure.

Splice Loss is a mismatched numberical aperature.

Intrinsic loss can be caused by impure molecules from processing issues, pure, but rare molecules, or impurity intentionally introduced during processing (doping).

Learn more about Extrinsic Loss.

Intrinsic Loss
Sign up for the Timbercon newsletter:

[honeypot website]

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Timbercon, 20245 SW 95th Avenue Tualatin, OR 97062 United States, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email.

This site uses cookies to enhance the user experience, and by browsing this site, you are accepting the receipt of cookies on your browser from this site. To manage use of cookies, please refer to your browser settings. Click here to learn more.