Exact numerical solutions for the LP01 propagating mode of the scalar wave equation are used to calculate propagation constants in single-mode fibers with arbitrary refractive-index profiles. The procedure is used to correlate predicted chromatic dispersion properties of single-mode fibers based on interferometrically measured profiles with direct transmission measurements vs wavelength. Resulting waveguide dispersion effects are used to design single-mode fibers that have minimum chromatic dispersion at desired wavelengths within the 1.3–1.6-μm region.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 8, 1979
Published: June 15, 1980
L. G. Cohen, W. L. Mammel, and H. M. Presby, "Correlation between numerical predictions and measurements of single-mode fiber dispersion characteristics," Appl. Opt. 19, 2007-2010 (1980)