12 May 1986 Dispersion Shifted Fiber Designs with Low Bending Losses for Infrared Materials
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Proceedings Volume 0618, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961088
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
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K. L. Walker, M. M. Broer, A. Carnevale, "Dispersion Shifted Fiber Designs with Low Bending Losses for Infrared Materials", Proc. SPIE 0618, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961088; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961088
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