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Introduction to the issue on novel and specialty fibers

Introduction to the issue on novel and specialty fibers
Introduction to the issue on novel and specialty fibers
The fiber optical communication revolution has been fueled by well publicized and relentless improvements of transmission fiber. Since the demonstration of the first low-loss optical fiber in 1972, there has been a continual stream of technology improvements designed to reduce impairments due to propagation loss and pulse dispersion. This steam of fiber technology has led the industry from multimode fiber operated at 800 nm, to standard single-mode fiber used at 1310 nm, then on to transmission fibers that now have attributes tuned for particular applications such as terrestrial or submarine transimission. There is every reason to believe that advances in technology will continue at the accelerating pace we have seen in the past decade, adding to the family of available transmission fibers. The special issue is dedicated to the increasing family of specialty fibers, and includes exciting papers on fibers for gratings and a unique amplification fiber. Fibers for specialized transmission spanning a broad range of applications are also described in three important articles. As is appreciated by all optical scientists, progress can be made only as quickly as one can improve measurement capabilities, so the issue includes two excellent papers dealing with the important measurement of chromatic dispersion.We hope that you enjoy the papers of this issue as much as we the editors have enjoyed reading and reviewing them.
1077-260X
401-402
Hall, D.W.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Hall, D.W., Richardson, D.J., Krug, P.A. and Walker, K.L. (2001) Introduction to the issue on novel and specialty fibers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 7 (3), 401-402. (doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2001.962263).

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The fiber optical communication revolution has been fueled by well publicized and relentless improvements of transmission fiber. Since the demonstration of the first low-loss optical fiber in 1972, there has been a continual stream of technology improvements designed to reduce impairments due to propagation loss and pulse dispersion. This steam of fiber technology has led the industry from multimode fiber operated at 800 nm, to standard single-mode fiber used at 1310 nm, then on to transmission fibers that now have attributes tuned for particular applications such as terrestrial or submarine transimission. There is every reason to believe that advances in technology will continue at the accelerating pace we have seen in the past decade, adding to the family of available transmission fibers. The special issue is dedicated to the increasing family of specialty fibers, and includes exciting papers on fibers for gratings and a unique amplification fiber. Fibers for specialized transmission spanning a broad range of applications are also described in three important articles. As is appreciated by all optical scientists, progress can be made only as quickly as one can improve measurement capabilities, so the issue includes two excellent papers dealing with the important measurement of chromatic dispersion.We hope that you enjoy the papers of this issue as much as we the editors have enjoyed reading and reviewing them.

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Published date: 2001

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Local EPrints ID: 46098
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46098
ISSN: 1077-260X
PURE UUID: c1f9c338-a0e1-4ebb-a52a-97aaf742063f
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 22 May 2007
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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