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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2007
  • pp: 4570–4578

Power losses in bent and elongated polymer optical fibers

Yung-Chuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 21, pp. 4570-4578 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.004570


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Abstract

This study performs experimental and numerical investigations into the power losses induced in bent, elongated polymer optical fibers (POFs). The theoretical analysis is based on a three-dimensional elastic–plastic finite-element model and makes the assumption of a planar waveguide. The finite-element model is used to calculate the deformation of the elongated POFs such that the power loss can be analytically derived. The effect of bending on the power loss is examined by considering seven different bend radii ranging from 10 to 50   mm . The results show that bending and elongation have a significant effect on the power loss in POFs. The contribution of skew rays to the overall power loss in bent, elongated POFs is not obvious at large radii of curvature but becomes more significant as the radius is reduced.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2007
Published: July 6, 2007

Citation
Yung-Chuan Chen, "Power losses in bent and elongated polymer optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 46, 4570-4578 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-21-4570


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