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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1978
  • pp: 3653–3659

Splicing and bending losses of single-mode optical fibers

Jun-ichi Sakai and Tatsuya Kimura  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 3653-3659 (1978)

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Splicing and bending losses are compared among step, power-law, W, ring-shaped, and M·W index single-mode optical fibers. A product of normalized offset and tilt misalignments D N Φ N is introduced to compare the permissible offset and tilt misalignments among these fibers. Permissible offset misalignment can be evaluated by D N /B1/3 under constant bending loss condition. Here, B denotes the bending loss parameter. Numerical calculations on these parameters reveal that the required splicing accuracy is nearly identical for step, power-law, and W fibers. An index dip at the core center seems to cause deleterious effects on the splicing loss, provided that the fiber bending loss is kept constant. The effects of profile parameters on D N Φ N and D N /B1/3 are investigated in detail.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 17, 1978
Published: November 15, 1978

Jun-ichi Sakai and Tatsuya Kimura, "Splicing and bending losses of single-mode optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 17, 3653-3659 (1978)

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