Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 29, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 232 pages

Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres describes the optical properties of microstructured fibres, how they are made and modelled, and outlines some potential applications. These applications include areas where polymer fibres are already used, such as high-data rate transmission for Fibre-to-the Home or within cars, as well as completely new areas such as the photonic bandgap transmission of "difficult" wavelengths.

Emphasising a conceptual understanding of the underlying physics, Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres is clearly written, and includes numerous illustrations. It provides an excellent overview of the latest developments in the field, making them accessible to industry, technical and research audiences.

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Contents

History and Applications of Polymer Fibres
1
List of Figures
3
Concepts in Waveguide Theory
21
Guiding Concepts in Microstructured Fibres
39
The Modelling and Design of mPOFs
53
Fabrication of mPOFs
83
Effects of Drawing on the Microstructure
111
The Handling and Characterisation of mPOFs 131
130
HollowCore mPOF
165
Index
229
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