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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 23, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1984
  • pp: 3297–3301

Constant-curvature loss in monomode fibers: an experimental investigation

A. B. Sharma, A.-H. Al-Ani, and S. J. Halme  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 19, pp. 3297-3301 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.003297


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Abstract

A new technique for the measurement of constant-curvature (bend) loss as a function of bend radius is described, and it is shown that the influence of transition (microbend) losses can be essentially eliminated. Based on this technique and via the application of curve-fitting procedures and the Newton-Raphson method for two variables, a sensible equivalent step index can be obtained if stress-induced changes in the bent fiber are taken into account. However, the prediction of bend losses at other wavelengths is coarse, and it is shown that, for our fiber, agreement between theory and experiment can be considerably improved via an empirically deduced stress-induced dependence that is far stronger than predicted by published theory.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 1984
Published: October 1, 1984

Citation
A. B. Sharma, A.-H. Al-Ani, and S. J. Halme, "Constant-curvature loss in monomode fibers: an experimental investigation," Appl. Opt. 23, 3297-3301 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-19-3297

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