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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 259-277

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Fluoride fibres for optical transmission

  • C. R. DayAffiliated withMartlesham Health, British Telecom Research Laboratories
  • , P. W. FranceAffiliated withMartlesham Health, British Telecom Research Laboratories
  • , S. F. CarterAffiliated withMartlesham Health, British Telecom Research Laboratories
  • , M. W. MooreAffiliated withMartlesham Health, British Telecom Research Laboratories
  • , J. R. WilliamsAffiliated withMartlesham Health, British Telecom Research Laboratories

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Abstract

Optical fibres made from heavy metal fluorides have been under development for much of the past decade. There have been significant advances in understanding the fundamental characteristics of these materials. Progress towards achieving low optical losses and in optimizing the design of fluoride fibres for use in long transmission systems is reviewed.