A detailed study of the impact of using a scalar approximation to the wave equation on the prediction of the group velocity dispersion is shown by comparing predictions against results obtained by using a full-vectorial wave equation and measurements of commercially available optical fibers. The effect is significant for fibers with large waveguide dispersion, such as highly nonlinear and dispersion compensating fibers.
- Fiber optics
- Optical fiber fabrication
Pedersen, M. E. V., Kristensen, P., Gruner-Nielsen, L., & Rottwitt, K. (2011). Impact of the Scalar Approximation on the Prediction of the Group Velocity Dispersion. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 29(21), 3129-3134. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2011.2166057