IEVref: | 731-03-63 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | normalized frequency | ||

Synonym1: | <i>V</i> number [Preferred] | ||

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Symbol: | V
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Definition: | in an optical fibre a dimensionless quantity, denoted by V, given by$V=\frac{2\pi a}{\lambda}{\left({n}_{1}^{2}-{n}_{2}^{2}\right)}^{1/2}$
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Publication date: | 1991-10 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2016-01-25: Spelling of "normalised" (3 hits) harmonized to "normalized" (15 hits). JGO 2017-06-02: Cleanup - Remove Attached Image 731-03-63.gif | ||

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$V=\frac{2\pi a}{\lambda}{\left({n}_{1}^{2}-{n}_{2}^{2}\right)}^{1/2}$

where:

*a* is the fibre core radius,

*λ* is wavelength in vacuum, and

*n*_{1} and *n*_{2} are the maximum refractive index in the core and refractive index of the innermost homogenous cladding, respectively