Recent progress on low-bending-loss single-mode optical fibers for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is reviewed. Designing and manufacturing for three types of fibers-a step-index-profile fiber, a trench-index-profile fiber, and a holey fiber-are discussed. The trench-index-profile fibers and the holey fibers are confirmed to be candidates for indoor wiring because of their low bending losses, as well as splice losses.
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Kuniharu Himeno, Shoichiro Matsuo, Ning Guan, and Akira Wada, "Low-Bending-Loss Single-Mode Fibers for Fiber-to-the-Home," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 3494- (2005)