Germania glass was prepared from high purity GeO2 powder. Refractive-index dispersion was used to calculate material dispersion and to provide a model for representing the dispersion of GeO2–SiO2 glasses. The wavelength of zero material dispersion is found to be in agreement with theoretical calculations. Modal propagation is modeled for a GeO2 core–silica clad fiber. Results support compositional dependence of profile dispersion in GeO2–SiO2 fibers.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 26, 1984
Published: December 15, 1984
James W. Fleming, "Dispersion in GeO2–SiO2 glasses," Appl. Opt. 23, 4486-4493 (1984)