Refractive index dispersion and related properties in fluorine doped silica

J. W. Fleming, D. L. Wood
1983 Applied Optics  
Refractive index dispersion has been determined for fluorine doped fused silica containing 1 and 2% fluorine. Addition of fluorine is found to reduce the refractive index and material dispersion. Fibers modeled for minimization of modal dispersion having fused silica cores and fluorine doped silica cladding show a strong composition dependence of the optimum refractive index profile. Comparison of results with those in the literature based on N.A. vs X measurements reveal minor discrepancies
more » ... or discrepancies probably due to the drawing process.
doi:10.1364/ao.22.003102 pmid:18200161 fatcat:pcj5tds375fgfapip5vrjak2ge