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Optical Engineering

What Kind of Optical Fiber for Long-Distance Transmission?
Author(s): E. A. J. Marcatili
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Paper Abstract

A comparison is made between clad fibers and lens-like guides with parabolic index profiles, from several points of view: delay distortion, beam capacity per unit cross section, ability to negotiate bends, and deterioration of transmission due to imperfections. Theoretical and experimental quantitative comparisons are also presented.

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Date Published: 1 May 1970
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 8(4) 804101 doi: 10.1117/12.7971540
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 8, Issue 4
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E. A. J. Marcatili, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated (United States)


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