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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4476–4484

Theoretical and experimental investigations of macro-bend Losses for standard single mode fibers

Qian Wang, Gerald Farrell, and Thomas Freir  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4476-4484 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004476


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Abstract

Modeling of macro-bend losses for single mode fibers with multiple cladding or coating layers is presented. Macro-bend losses for standard single mode fibers (SMF28) are investigated theoretically and experimentally, showing that the inner primary coating layer of SMF28 has a significant impact on the bend losses and most of the radiation field is absorbed in the inner primary coating layer of SMF28. The agreement between theoretical calculations and experimental measurements suggests that the so-called elastooptical correction in modeling is not required for SMF28.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

Citation
Qian Wang, Gerald Farrell, and Thomas Freir, "Theoretical and experimental investigations of macro-bend losses for standard single mode fibers," Opt. Express 13, 4476-4484 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-12-4476


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