Multimode optical fibers: Profile control and analysis
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 435–436, July-August 1981
How to Cite
1981), Multimode optical fibers: Profile control and analysis, Radio Sci., 16(4), 435–436, doi:10.1029/RS016i004p00435.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 OCT 1980
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The information carrying capacity of multimode optical fibers is mainly determined by the quality of the refractive index distributions of their cores. With ideal refractive index distributions, these fibers can, in principle, have signal band widths on the order of 10 GHz km. However, extremely careful control of the index profile is required to achieve this theoretical goal. Slight departures from the optimum index distribution lead to a dramatic decrease of the fiber bandwidth.