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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1976
  • pp: 3040–3046

Propagation model for long step-index optical fibers

L. Jeunhomme, M. Fraise, and J. P. Pocholle  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 3040-3046 (1976)

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This paper reports some theoretical and experimental investigations on the propagation of a pulse in long step-index optical fibers where mode conversion is present. We derive simple analytical expressions for the frequency response and the radiation pattern as a function of the fiber’s length provided the launching conditions are known. A comparison with experimental observations made on a 3-km long Corning fiber shows reasonable agreement. We conclude that the approximations used to obtain the simple analytical solutions are satisfactory for predicting the transmission characteristics of the fiber.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 21, 1976
Published: December 1, 1976

L. Jeunhomme, M. Fraise, and J. P. Pocholle, "Propagation model for long step-index optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 15, 3040-3046 (1976)

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