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Chromatic Dispersion Characteristics of Single-Mode Mid-Infrared Fibers
Author(s): Alexis Mendez; Harish R. D. Sunak
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Paper Abstract

The chromatic dispersion characteristics of several heavy metal fluoride fibers were evaluated as a function of wavelength, core diameter and index difference for a single-mode step-index fiber structure. The results show that, by appropriate choice of core diameter and index difference for each material, the total dispersion can be reduced to zero over a broad wavelength range. It has been demostrated that it is possible to have zero-dispersion fluoride fibers at the minimun loss wavelength of 2.5 μm, but further study of other core profiles as well as the role of the extrinsic losses is necessary for a complete design study of these single-mode fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0722, Components for Fiber Optic Applications, (14 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937653
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Alexis Mendez, University of Rhode Island (United States)
Harish R. D. Sunak, University of Rhode Island (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0722:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications
Vincent J. Tekippe, Editor(s)

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