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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), pp. 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 Multimode fibres are now well understood, pose fewer problems and can be excited with light-emitting diodes.

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Published date: 1981


Local EPrints ID: 78664
ISSN: 0033-7722
PURE UUID: 88a94e89-d502-487e-9c09-d3ee29cde5d7

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:22

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Author: W.A. Gambling
Author: A.H. Hartog
Author: C.M. Ragdale

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