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Dispersion Shifted Fiber Designs with Low Bending Losses for Infrared Materials
Author(s): K. L. Walker; M. M. Broer; A. Carnevale
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Paper Abstract

Heavy metal halide glass fibers have the potential of 0.001-0.01 dB/km optical loss in the 2-10 μm region. System considerations for very long distance transmission applications require these fibers to be single mode and dispersion shifted. Waveguide propagation characteristics have been calculated for step and triangular refractive index profiles for three representative halide glasses whose minimum loss wavelenghts span the 2-10 μm region. Modest relative index differences can be used to offset material dispersion, which decreases with increasing wavelength. These designs are consistent with low macrobending and microdeformation loss requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0618, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961088
Show Author Affiliations
K. L. Walker, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
M. M. Broer, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
A. Carnevale, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0618:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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