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Dispersion flattening in a W fiber

Lundin, Richard LU (1994) In Optical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics 33(6). p.14-1011
Abstract
An exhaustive and simple method for dispersion flattening in double-clad single-mode fibers is presented. The idea is to generate all such fibers with a certain cutoff wavelength and then find, by one-dimensional minimization and direct inspection, fibers yielding minimum dispersion. As examples, the root mean square chromatic dispersion over the wavelength range (1.25, 1.60 mum) is minimized for a W fiber and also for a triangular-index fiber with a depressed inner cladding. The material dispersion is included through a Sellmeier refractive-index formula. The full vector solution of Maxwell's equations is used. It is found, as is well known, that the W fiber is capable of dispersion flattening. The validity of the numerical results... (More)
An exhaustive and simple method for dispersion flattening in double-clad single-mode fibers is presented. The idea is to generate all such fibers with a certain cutoff wavelength and then find, by one-dimensional minimization and direct inspection, fibers yielding minimum dispersion. As examples, the root mean square chromatic dispersion over the wavelength range (1.25, 1.60 mum) is minimized for a W fiber and also for a triangular-index fiber with a depressed inner cladding. The material dispersion is included through a Sellmeier refractive-index formula. The full vector solution of Maxwell's equations is used. It is found, as is well known, that the W fiber is capable of dispersion flattening. The validity of the numerical results presented depends on the validity of the approximate refractive-index model used. (Less)
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10.1364/AO.33.001011
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  author       = {Lundin, Richard},
  issn         = {0740-3224},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {14--1011},
  publisher    = {Optical Society of America},
  series       = {Optical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics},
  title        = {Dispersion flattening in a W fiber},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.001011},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {1994},
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