This webinar, organized by the OSA Fiber Optics Technology and Applications Technical Group and presented by Scott Bickham of Corning Research and Development Corporation, is designed to provide practical insight into the design, attenuation mechanisms and bend loss of optical fibers. The objective of fiber design is to create a refractive index profile that solves a problem in an optical communication system. The refractive index profile determines many key optical properties, such as macrobend performance, but only if it can be accurately reproduced during the manufacturing process. This interplay between the design and process is particularly relevant for determining the resulting attenuation of the optical fiber. These topics will be addressed in enough depth to give the attendee a better understanding of the philosophy, approach, and challenges of optical fiber design.
What You Will Learn:
• Practical approaches to designing optical fiber components for optical communication systems
• Sources of optical loss in fiber
• Understanding of the relationship between manufacturing processes and optical fiber performance
Who Should Attend:
• Optical Engineers