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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 737–742

Dispersion-compensating dual-mode optical fibers desirable for erbium-doped-fiber-amplified systems

Masashi Eguchi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 737-742 (2001)

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A broadband dispersion-compensating dual-mode optical fiber with a double-layer profile core is proposed to compensate for positive dispersion in conventional single-mode optical fibers operating near 1.55 µm. This wavelength band is suitable for erbium-doped-fiber-amplified systems. It is known that the first higher-order mode of dual-mode fibers exhibits large negative waveguide dispersion, and double-layer profile core fibers are dispersion-shifted fibers whose transmission and bending losses are lower than those of simple core-cladding dispersion-shifted fibers. Such advantages are attractive for commercial devices or modules. Here, a dispersion-compensating dual-mode fiber with a double-layer profile core that satisfies both low bending loss and broadband dispersion compensation is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

Masashi Eguchi, "Dispersion-compensating dual-mode optical fibers desirable for erbium-doped-fiber-amplified systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 737-742 (2001)

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