Fibre Optics — Basic Theory

  • W. B. Allan
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


The fundamental unit in any fibre optics system is the individual optical fibre, whose properties will determine the performance of the whole system. In this chapter the theoretical performance of the fibre will be discussed, and used in later chapters to describe and assess the performance of combinations of optical fibres.


Optical Fibre Meridional Plane Axial Angle Dielectric Boundary Straight Fibre 
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  • W. B. Allan
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  1. 1.Ministry of DefenceSevenoaks, KentUK

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