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Silica Optical Fiber Technology for Devices and Components: Design, Fabrication, and International Standards

Book Description

From basic physics to new products, Silica Optical Fiber Technology for Device and Components examines all aspects of specialty optical fibers. Moreover, the inclusion of the latest international standards governing optical fibers enables you to move from research to fabrication to commercialization.

  • Reviews all the latest specialty optical fiber technologies, including those developed for high capacity WDM applications; broadband fiber amplifiers; fiber filleters based on periodic coupling; fiber branching devices; and fiber terminations

  • Discusses key differences among single mode fibers, multimode fibers for high speed Ethernet LAN, and dispersion compensating fibers for long-haul applications

  • Compares the most recently developed conventional optical fibers with the latest photonic crystal fibers still in development

A self-contained, menu-driven software program is included for optical fiber design, simulating waveguide structures for most of the fibers discussed in the book.

Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

Table of Contents

  1. Coverpage
  2. Titlepage
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. 1 Introduction
    1. 1.1 Brief Historical Review of Silica Optical Fibers
    2. 1.2 International Standards for Silica Optical Fibers
    3. 1.3 Classifications of Silica Optical Fibers
    4. References
  8. 2 Review on Single-Mode Fiber Design and International Standards
    1. 2.1 Optical Modes in Cylindrical Waveguides
    2. 2.2 Material Dispersion in Optical Fibers
    3. 2.3 Optical Attributes for Single-Mode Fiber Characterization and Classification
    4. 2.4 International Standards for Single-Mode Fibers
    5. References
  9. 3 Preform Fabrication and Optical Fiber Drawing Process
    1. 3.1 Preform Fabrication Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition Process
    2. 3.2 Postprocesses for Geometrical Modification of Preform
    3. 3.3 Optical Fiber Drawing
    4. References
  10. 4 Dispersion-Managed Single-Mode Fibers for Wavelength Division Multiplexing
    1. 4.1 Wavelength Allocations in Single-Mode Fibers for WDM Applications
    2. 4.2 Optimization of Waveguide Parameters for Dispersion Control
    3. 4.3 Refractive Index Profile Analysis for Dispersion-Shifted Fibers
    4. 4.4 Dispersion-Compensating Fibers Using the Fundamental Mode
    5. 4.5 Dispersion Compensation Using High-Order Modes
    6. References
  11. 5 Multimode Fibers for Large-Bandwidth Applications
    1. 5.1 History and Recent Application Trends of Multimode Optical Fibers
    2. 5.2 Principle of Multimode Optical Fiber Design
    3. 5.3 Impacts of Nonideal α-Refractive Index Profile on Transmission Bandwidth
    4. 5.4 Main Attributes of GI-MMFs-Bandwidth and Differential Modal Delay
    5. 5.5 Multimode Optical Fiber Standards
    6. References
  12. 6 Optical Nonlinearity Control in Optical Fibers
    1. 6.1 Historical Review of Optical Nonlinearity in Optical Fibers
    2. 6.2 Origin of Optical Nonlinearities in Optical Fibers
    3. 6.3 Specifications of Nonlinear Optical Processes in Optical Fibers
    4. 6.4 Comparison of Raman and Brillouin Scattering in Single-Mode Optical Fibers
    5. 6.5 Control of Raman Scattering in Silica Optical Fibers
    6. 6.6 Brief Review on Raman Amplifiers and Lasers
    7. 6.7 Control of Brillouin Scattering in Silica Optical Fibers
    8. 6.8 Review on Fiber Brillouin Sensors and Recent Novel Applications
    9. References
  13. 7 Birefringence Control in Optical Fibers
    1. 7.1 Physical Parameters for the Polarization Characterization in Optical Fibers
    2. 7.2 Representation of the State of Polarization in Optical Fiber Using Poincaré Sphere
    3. 7.3 Classifications of Linear Polarization Maintaining Fibers
    4. 7.4 Fabrication Methods for High Birefringence Fibers
    5. 7.5 Control of Birefringence by Waveguide Design in Birefringent Fibers
    6. 7.6 Single-Polarization Single-Mode Fibers
    7. 7.7 Low Linear Birefringence Fibers
    8. References
  14. 8 Optical Fibers Based on Air–Silica Guiding Structure
    1. 8.1 Review of Air–Silica Guidance in Optical Fibers
    2. 8.2 Fabrication Technique—Stack and Draw Method
    3. 8.3 Effective Index Guiding Air–Silica Optical Fibers
    4. 8.4 Large Mode Area and Bending Loss Based on Effective Index Guiding Air–Silica Holey Fibers
    5. 8.5 Dispersion Control in Effective Index Guiding Air–Silica Holey Fibers
    6. 8.6 Optical Loss in Effective Index Guiding Air–Silica Holey Fibers
    7. 8.7 Kerr Nonlinearity in Effective Index Guiding Air–Silica Holey Fibers
    8. 8.8 Birefringence Control in Effective Index Guiding Air–Silica Holey Fibers
    9. 8.9 Hollow Optical Fiber and its Applications
    10. References
  15. 9 Fiber Mode Analysis Using OFACAD
    1. 9.1 Theoretical Review on Cascaded Boundary Matrix Method
    2. 9.2 Algorithm for CBM to Find Optical Properties of Guided Modes
    3. 9.3 Mode Analysis Example Using OFACAD
    4. References
  16. Appendix A: OFACAD Installation/Operation Manual
  17. Appendix B: Operation Manual of OFACAD
  18. Index