We examined high power endurance of single-mode fibers including bend-insensitive fibers. The bend-insensitive fibers have effective suppression of fiber-temperature increase under tight bending. Trench-index profile does not influence threshold powers for fiber fuse propagation.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
K. Takenaga, S. Omori, R. Goto, S. Tanigawa, S. Matsuo, and K. Himeno, "Evaluation of High-Power Endurance of Bend-Insensitive Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA11.
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