Dispersion Analysis of Optical Fiber Using MATLAB
Raviraj Prakash Nagarkar
Prof. Raviraj Prakash Nagarkar, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Solapur University/ Brahmdevdada Mane Institute of Technology, Solapur, India.
Manuscript received on May 02, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on May 09, 2015. | Manuscript published on May 31, 2015. | PP: 19-20 | Volume-2 Issue-6, May 2015. | Retrieval Number: F0297052615
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Abstract: Optical fiber is a dielectric waveguide, cylindrical in shape. It confines electromagnetic energy in the form of light within its surface and guides light by multiple internal reflections, provided the angle of incidence onto the core cladding interface is greater than the critical angle θc . Dispersion of the transmitted optical signal causes distortion for both digital and analog transmission along optical fibers. When considering the major implementation of optical fiber transmission which involves some form of digital modulation, then dispersion mechanisms within the fiber cause broadening of the transmitted light pulses as they travel along the channel.
Keywords: Dispersion, single mode fiber, multimode fiber.