This paper will review a systematic procedure that is being used to tailor optical properties of single-mode lightguides for specific research applications. It requires the coordinated implementation of computer-aided modeling with glass processing technology and state of the art diagnostic measurement procedures.
L. G. Cohen,
A. D. Pearson,
"A Systematic Approach To Fabricating Single-Mode Lightguides", Proc. SPIE 0425, Single Mode Optical Fibers, (8 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936210; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936210