Fibre Optics pp 177-201 | Cite as

Waveguide Properties of Optical Fibres

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


In previous chapters the properties of the optical fibre have been described using the results of geometric optics. However, these can also be described in the language of physical optics, and, in certain instances, this approach is the only valid one. In this respect, the optical fibre is no different from any other optical system.


Optical Fibre Propagation Constant Power Flow Optical Waveguide Group Delay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. B. Allan
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  1. 1.Ministry of DefenceSevenoaks, KentUK

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