It is shown that the propagation of a temporal pulse in a single-mode optical fiber is mathematically equivalent to Fresnel diffraction of a spatial beam. A time-domain Collett–Wolf equivalence theorem applies to pulse propagation in fibers.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 16, 1982
Published: July 1, 1982
Bahaa E. A. Saleh and Mansour I. Irshid, "Collett–Wolf equivalence theorem and propagation of a pulse in a single-mode optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 7, 342-343 (1982)