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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18590–18598

Bend loss in highly multimode fibres

Alexander Argyros, Richard Lwin, and Maryanne C.J. Large  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18590-18598 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018590


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Abstract

We investigate the bend loss of highly multimode air-clad microstructured polymer optical fibre which displays low bend loss for small bend radii. After repeated bending the loss approached a plateau, decreasing significantly after a characteristic length. The loss at a particular point depended on the configuration of the fibre preceding that point. A simple analytical model based on a transfer-matrix method is derived to explain this behaviour in terms of the power distribution amongst different mode groups. This model allows the effect of a particular fibre configuration to be predicted.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(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: September 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2008
Published: October 27, 2008

Citation
Alexander Argyros, Richard Lwin, and Maryanne C. J. Large, "Bend loss in highly multimode fibres," Opt. Express 16, 18590-18598 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18590


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