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Constant-V step-index optical fiber with pure silica core
Author(s): Salim Tariq; Samir F. Mahmoud
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we propose and analyze a step-index optical fiber design in which normalized frequency, V, remains constant at all wavelengths of interest. Such a fiber would require materials with specific wavelength dependent refractive index profile. Constant-V operation ensures that the effective area becomes wavelength independent. Larger core with higher V ensures that fiber can have larger effective area, high confinement factor, and reasonably lower bendloss. Such fibers will exhibit higher local dispersion, which is desirable for DWDM communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8412, Photonics North 2012, 84120Q (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2001026
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Salim Tariq, Ciena Corp. (Canada)
Samir F. Mahmoud, Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8412:
Photonics North 2012
Jean-Claude Kieffer, Editor(s)

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