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Critical Reviews Of Fiber-Optic Communication Technology: Optical Fibers
Author(s): Felix P. Kapron
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Paper Abstract

The Review begins with brief highlights of the history of fiber optics, followed by a discussion of the attributes of shortwave and longwave transmission. This leads to an investigation of various fiber types, short-haul considerations, and then single-mode aspects. Specialty fiber is briefly covered, followed by a survey of several research trends today that will lead to new systems capabilities in the future. No references are given, since hundreds would be necessary to make the list even partially complete.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1985
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0512, Fiber Optic Communication Technology, (12 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945041
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Felix P. Kapron, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0512:
Fiber Optic Communication Technology
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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