Optical Fibers

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

The revolution in fiber optic communication has been made possible by technological advancements that have resulted in the availability of low-loss silica fibers. The attenuation in a single-mode fiber can be as low as 0.25 dB/km. This allows for the propagation of optical signals for long distances without the use of repeaters or amplifiers. In this chapter we will discuss different types of fibers commonly used in fiber optic communication, as well as the parameters that affect light coupling into the fiber.


Stimulate Raman Scattering Stimulate Brillouin Scattering Fiber Amplifier Optical Amplifier Chromatic Dispersion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Source Photonics, Inc.ChatsworthUSA

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