Dielectric-fibre surface waveguides for optical frequencies

  title={Dielectric-fibre surface waveguides for optical frequencies},
  author={Kwan Chi Kao and G. A. Hockham},
A dielectric fibre with a refractive index higher than its surrounding region is a form of dielectric waveguide which represents a possible medium for the guided transmission of energy at optical frequencies. The particular type of dielectric-fibre waveguide discussed is one with a circular cross-section. The choice of the mode of propagation for a fibre waveguide used for communication purposes is governed by consideration of loss characteristics and information capacity. Dielectric loss… Expand

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