Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 451–455

Calculation of equivalent step-index parameters for single-mode fibres


DOI: 10.1007/BF00619868

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Fox, M. Opt Quant Electron (1983) 15: 451. doi:10.1007/BF00619868


Various methods have been used to calculate wavelength-independent equivalent step-index values of core diameter and relative refractive index difference for a non-step-index fibre. The discrepancies in the results indicate that this system of fibre description should not be used without an express statement of the mode of calculation.

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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.BICC Research and Engineering LtdLondonUK