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
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