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Fiber Optics, Second Edition by Edward A. Lacy, Robert J. Hoss

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Glossary*

*Adapted from “Vocabulary for Fiber Optics and Lightwave Communications,” National Communication System (NCS), Technical Information Bulletin 79-1, Feb. 1979, prepared by the NCS Office of Technology and Standards. Deletions are indicated by ellipses. Changes and additions are indicated in brackets. References to “frequencies” have been changed to “wavelengths,” and references to “microns” have been changed to “nanometers” and the units changed accordingly.

Acceptance Angle: The angle measured from the longitudinal centerline up to the maximum acceptance angle of an incident ray that will be accepted for transmission along a fiber. The maximum acceptance angle is dependent on the indices of refraction of the two media that determine ...

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