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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4909–4920

Polarization dependence of bend loss for a standard singlemode fiber

Qian Wang, Ginu Rajan, Pengfei Wang, and Gerald Farrell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4909-4920 (2007)

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Polarization dependence of bend loss caused by the polymer coating layer for a standard singlemode fiber (SMF28) is investigated theoretically and experimentally. Bend loss for SMF28 for both the TE and TM mode is calculated separately. Normalized polarization dependent loss is proposed for the characterization of the polarization sensitivity of bend loss for different bend radii. Corresponding experimental tests are presented, which agree with the theoretical results. Both the theoretical and experimental results show that the polymer coating layer has a significant influence on the polarization dependence of bend loss.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2007
Published: April 9, 2007

Qian Wang, Ginu Rajan, Pengfei Wang, and Gerald Farrell, "Polarization dependence of bend loss for a standard singlemode fiber," Opt. Express 15, 4909-4920 (2007)

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