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.
Felix P. Kapron, Felix P. Kapron,
"Critical Reviews Of Fiber-Optic Communication Technology: Optical Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0512, Fiber Optic Communication Technology, (12 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945041; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945041