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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1971
  • pp: 2252–2258

Weakly Guiding Fibers

D. Gloge  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 2252-2258 (1971)

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Thin glass fibers imbedded into a glass cladding of slightly lower refractive index represent a promising medium for optical communication. This article presents simple formulas and functions for the fiber parameters as a help for practical design work. It considers the propagation constant, mode delay, the cladding field depth, and the power distribution in the fiber cross section. Plots vs frequency of these parameters are given for 70 modes

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 28, 1971
Published: October 1, 1971

D. Gloge, "Weakly Guiding Fibers," Appl. Opt. 10, 2252-2258 (1971)

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