The wavelengths of minimum dispersion in step-index monomode fibers are evaluated quite rigorously. These results are compared with those obtained when certain approximations used by several authors are introduced into the course of the calculation. Furthermore, a comparison is made between the wavelengths of minimum dispersion obtained when dispersive data measured by different authors are used for the evaluation.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 1, 1983
Published: December 1, 1983
K. Jurgensen, "Wavelength of minimum dispersion in step-index monomode fibers: accuracy of evaluation," Appl. Opt. 22, 3845-3849 (1983)