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Recent Progress In Infrared Fiber Material Research
Author(s): John R. Gannon; Kevin C. Byron
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews some recent developments in the field of infra-red transmitting glasses. A variety of heavy metal fluoride glasses are currently being investigated with a view to fabricating high performance optical fibre systems. In order to assess the bandwidth potential of these fibres, a computer model of fibre dispersion has been developed, in which accurate calculations of the materials, waveguide, profile and total dispersions are made over a broad wavelength range. Predictions are also made of the range of choice in Δn and core diameter available to give zero total dispersion at particular wavelengths in practical fibres made with these materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1982
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0320, Advances in Infrared Fibers II, (17 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933178
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Gannon, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Kevin C. Byron, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0320:
Advances in Infrared Fibers II
Larry G. DeShazer, Editor(s)

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