Guiding Concepts in Microstructured Fibres

This chapter builds on the concepts in Chapter 2 but focusses on differences between microstructured and conventional fibres. It begins with a description of the two different guidance mechanisms specific to MOFs. It then goes on to discuss two important ways in which the optical properties of MOFs differ from conventional fibres, namely confinement loss and dispersion. An understanding of these differences is crucial to appreciating how MOFs have expanded the ways and the range in which optical fibres can be used.


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