Refractive index dispersion has been determined for fluorine doped fused silica containing 1 and 2% fluorine. Addition of fluorine is found to reduce the refractive index and material dispersion. Fibers modeled for minimization of modal dispersion having fused silica cores and fluorine doped silica cladding show a strong composition dependence of the optimum refractive index profile. Comparison of results with those in the literature based on N.A. vs λ measurements reveal minor discrepancies probably due to the drawing process.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 18, 1983
Published: October 1, 1983
J. W. Fleming and D. L. Wood, "Refractive index dispersion and related properties in fluorine doped silica," Appl. Opt. 22, 3102-3104 (1983)