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Improving Propagation Characteristics In Single-Mode Optical Fibers With Computer-Aided Analysis Using Wave Equation Techniques
Author(s): W. L. Mammel; L. G. Cohen; S. Lumish
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Paper Abstract

The normalized scalar wave equation is solved for propagation parameters which depend on only the normalized frequency V and an arbitrary refractive-index profile. Analytic expressions relate these parameters to the optical fiber diameter, materials, and wavelengths of interest. These expressions are used to find dispersion and bandwidth. In this way it is possible to determine fiber parameters so that minimum dispersion occurs at preferred operating wavelengths. Then refractive-index profiles may be modified to improve bandwidth over desirable ranges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0294, New Methods for Optical, Quasi-Optical, Acoustic, and Electromagnetic Synthesis, (26 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932350
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W. L. Mammel, Bell Laboratories (United States)
L. G. Cohen, Bell Laboratories (United States)
S. Lumish, Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0294:
New Methods for Optical, Quasi-Optical, Acoustic, and Electromagnetic Synthesis
W. Ross Stone, Editor(s)

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