Why is it best to define an effective numerical aperture NAe2?
Typical values for the effective numerical aperture
Defintion of cut-off wavelength and the fiber working range
Definition of mode field diameter MFD
How do MFD and NA vary with wavelength?
Overlap and coupling efficiency when using fibers of different NA, different Mode field or different focal lengths
Attenuation of single-mode and PM fibers depending on wavelength.
Pure silica core fibers (Si)
Why are some fibers polarization-maintaining?
How to characterize PM fibers.
What is an RGB PM fiber?
Stimulated Brillouin Scattering and fiber end-face effects
What are end caps and why should I use them?
Details on the structure of 3 mm and 900 µm fiber cables.
Why is there a minimum cable length?
FC, ST, DIN or AVIO, F-SMA or E2000
Special features of titanium connectors
When to use core-aligned single-mode fibers
Typical Spectra, graded vs step index, etc.