Title

Dispersion properties of single-mode optical fibers in telecommunication region: Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) versus silica

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-11-2020

Department

Department of Physics

Abstract

In this paper, the dispersion characteristics of two standard single-mode optical fibers (SMFs), fabricated with silica and poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) are studied in telecommunication spectral regions. The effect of structural parameters, such as the radius of the fiber core and the relative core-cladding index difference, is numerically investigated. It is found that over whole spectral range, the PMMA-based SMF shows lower dispersion than the silica SMF. Also, the zero-dispersion wavelength (ZDW) of PMMA-based SMF is longer than that of silica fiber. The results may be of practical importance for the telecommunication applications.

Publisher's Statement

© 2020 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1515/joc-2020-0172

Publication Title

Journal of Optical Communications

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