Guided waves propagation and integrated optics

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 112)


The remarkable progress made up to date in developing components for use in optical fiber systems has led to a new guided light technology. Propagation loss in optical fibers has been reduced several orders of magnitude. Multimode graded fibers are now produced with low loss characteristics (few dB/km). Injection lasers and LED lifetimes have been improved by several orders of magnitude. Reliability of 105 hours is necessary for most practical applications and extrapolated lifetimes in this range have been demonstrated. The age of telecommunications appears to be a reality. The demand for communications has grown considerably over the past decade and continues to increase. One can conclude that optical fibers will have a significant impact on future data transfer applications.


Optical Fiber Numerical Aperture Single Mode Fiber Dielectric Waveguide Integrate Optic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Levy
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut D'Optique CentreUniversitaire D'OrsayOrsay

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