Abstract

It is proposed that the concentration profiles of the components of a multicomponent glass be specified independently in order to synthesize an optical fiber having several optimized transmission characteristics. Assuming a linear relationship between concentration and refractive index, we show how the synthesis procedure operates for ternary glasses and illustrate the method by computing the concentration profiles required to realize a SiO2–GeO2–P2O5 fiber with minimum modal dispersion over a wide range of wavelengths (∂α/∂λ =0).

© 1977 Optical Society of America

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