Click the “Scan Fundamental Mode” icon in the Navigator pane. The “Properties of
Fundamental Mode” dialog box appears.

Optical Fiber - Properties of Fundamental Mode

Do the following steps:

StepAction
1Press the “Calculate” button. The routines calculate all characteristics checked in the Calculate section. In the “Views” window, you can now see graphs of these characteristics.
2Click the “Modal Index” tab to see the plot of the effective refractive index versus wavelength

Optical Fiber - Modal Index

3Click the “Group Delay” tab to see the plot of the group delay versus wavelength:

Optical Fiber - Group Delay

4Click the “Dispersion” tab to see the plot of the group delay versus wavelength:

Optical Fiber - Dispersion

5Click the “Mode Measures” tab to see the plot of the mode field diameters versus wavelength:

Optical Fiber - Mode Measures

6Click the “Bending Loss” tab to see the plot of the micro- and macrobending loss versus wavelength:

Optical Fiber - Bending Loss

7Click the “Splice Loss” tab to see the plot of splice loss versus wavelength:

Optical Fiber - Splice Loss

8Click the “Mode Field tab” to see the plot of the LP(0,1) mode field versus transverse dimensions of the fiber:

Optical Fiber - Mode Field tab

9Click the “Eff. Nonlinear RI” to see the plot of this parameter. Its definition is given in the “Technical Background“ section

Optical Fiber - Eff Nonlinear RI