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Optical Engineering

Characteristics of Optical Fiber Waveguides
Author(s): Roy E. Love; Donald B. Keck
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Paper Abstract

The design and performance of optical cables, connector hardware and communication systems are governed by the light transmission and coupling characteristics of waveguide fibers. These characteristics depend upon waveguide design and materials as well as manufacturing tolerances. Measurement methods and limitations are discussed, and use and interpretation of waveguide specifications in designing optical links and predicting overall performance are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7972194
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 2
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Roy E. Love, Corning Glass Works (United States)
Donald B. Keck, Corning Glass Works (United States)


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