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  • dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF) A type of single-mode optical fiber designed by Corning Glass Works for use in high-bit-rate, long-distance telecommunications systems. The silica-clad fiber has a segmented core that lowers the slope of the dispersion curve at 1550 nm, the...
  • optical fiber A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in...
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