Material Dispersion

In optical Fiber communication, the Wavelength dependence of the velocity of propagation (of the optical signal) on the bulk material of which the fiber is made.

Note 1: Because every optical signal has a finite spectral width, material Dispersion results in spreading of the signal. Note 2: Use of the redundant term "chromatic dispersion" is discouraged. Note 3: In pure silica, the basic material from which the most common telecommunication-grade fibers are made, material dispersion is minimum at wavelengths in the vicinity of 1.27 um (slightly longer in practical fibers).




Related Terms
Chromatic Dispersion,   Dispersion,   Dispersion Compensating Module DCM,   Dispersion Compensation,   Dispersion Decreasing Fibers,   Dispersion Flattened Single Mode Fiber,   Dispersion Limited Operation,   Dispersion Management,   Dispersion Penalty,   Dispersion Shifted Fiber,  

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