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Limiting bandwidth of a glass-fibre transmission line

By W.A. Gambling and P.J.R. Laybourn

Abstract

The effect of natural dispersion on the bandwidth of a glass-fibre transmission line is analysed. It is shown that, if typical optical glasses are used, the limiting pulse rate, in both cladded fibres and those having a parabolic radial variation of refractive index, is not likely to exceed 10 Gbit/s over a distance of 10 km. The effect of the optical breakdown strength of the glass is also considered

Topics: TK, QC
Year: 1970
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:78841
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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