Dispersion in chiral optical fibres

R. C. Qiu, I. T. Lu

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Through an example, for the first time it is theoretically shown that introducing chirality to the core of an optical fibre can change its modal dispersion, including its waveguide dispersion characteristics, drastically, and thus reduce the overall chromatic dispersion in a certain wavelength range. This may provide a novel approach to modifying and managing the chromatic dispersion of a fibre.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalIEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998


  • Chirality
  • Chromatic dispersion
  • Modal dispersion
  • Optical fibres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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