Optical fibre transmission lines

Gambling, W.A., Hartog, A.H. and Ragdale, C.M. (1981) Optical fibre transmission lines. The Radio and Electronic Engineer, 51, (7), 313-325. (doi:10.1049/ree.1981.0048).


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Optical fibre transmission lines have many advantages over coaxial cables. The most widely used fabrication techniques involve chemical vapour deposition resulting in losses of well below 1 dB/km. Analysis of propagation follows well-defined principles and the results obtained are broadly comparable with those at microwave frequencies, although the wavelength of operation, ~1 µm, is much shorter. By suitable design single-mode fibres can be made to give bandwidth x length products approaching 100 GHz.km. Multimode fibres are now well understood, pose fewer problems and can be excited with light-emitting diodes.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1049/ree.1981.0048
ISSNs: 0033-7722 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78664
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78664

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