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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 1180–1185

Single-mode optical fiber design with wide-band ultra low bending-loss for FTTH application

Pramod R. Watekar, Seongmin Ju, and Won-Taek Han  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 1180-1185 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.001180


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Abstract

We propose a new design of a single-mode optical fiber (SMF) which exhibits ultra low bend sensitivity over a wide communication band (1.3 µm to 1.65 µm). A five-cladding fiber structure has been proposed to minimize the bending loss, estimated to be as low as 4.4×10-10 dB/turn for the bend radius of 10 mm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2007
Published: January 15, 2008

Citation
Pramod R. Watekar, Seongmin Ju, and Won-Taek Han, "Single-mode optical fiber design with wide-band ultra low bending-loss for FTTH application," Opt. Express 16, 1180-1185 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-2-1180


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