© 1988

Single-Mode Fibers



Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 1-7
  3. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 17-34
  4. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 35-60
  5. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 61-141
  6. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 142-166
  7. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 167-194
  8. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 195-209
  9. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 210-220
  10. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 221-237
  11. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 238-276
  12. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 277-331
  13. Ernst-Georg Neumann
    Pages 332-430
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 431-533

About this book


Single-mode fibers are the most advanced means of transmitting information, since they provide extremely low attenuation and very high bandwidths. At present, long distance communication by single-mode fibers is cheaper than by conventional copper cables, and in the future single-mode fibers will also be used in the subscriber loop. Since single-mode fibers have many applications, a variety of people need to understand this modern transmission medium. How­ ever, waveguiding in single-mode fibers is much more difficult to understand than waveguiding in copper lines. A single-mode fiber is a dielectric waveguide operated at optical wave­ lengths. Since 1961, I have been involved in experimental and theoretical re­ search on dielectric rod waveguides in the microwave region. From the experi­ ments, I learned much about the properties of a wave guided by a dielectric rod or a glass fiber, especially about its behavior at waveguide discontinuities like bends, gaps, or the waveguide end. Since 1972, my co-workers and I have also been investigating dielectric waveguides at optical frequencies, and since 1973 I have lectured on "Optical Communications". These activities have shown that there is a need for a tutorial introduction to the new technical field of single­ mode fibers. In this book the physical fundamentals are emphasized and the mathematics is limited to the absolutely necessary subjects. Besides presenting a physical explanation of waveguiding in single-mode fibers, it is also the aim of this book to give an overview of the knowledge accumulated in this field.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fachbereich ElektrotechnikBergische Universität Gesamthochschule WuppertalWuppertalFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Single-Mode Fibers
  • Book Subtitle Fundamentals
  • Authors Ernst-Georg Neumann
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-18745-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-13699-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-48173-7
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 533
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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