Welcome back, Fiber Geeks! In articles 1, 2, and 3 of this series, we covered a broad range of issues that impact the use and performance of optical fiber. These factors range from wavelength usage and bandwidth demand drivers to critical optical parameters, including attenuation, dispersion and other non-linear effects.

In this fourth issue, we’ll focus on single-mode optical fiber geometries. We will closely examine fiber specifications including various diameters, concentricities and fiber curl. And, by working our way through a typical fiber specification, we’ll demonstrate the real-world importance of single-mode fiber geometries.

So sit back and take the next step to becoming a “Fiber Geek” HERE