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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 4278–4285

Bend performance of leakage channel fibers

Tsai-wei Wu, Liang Dong, and Herbert Winful  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 4278-4285 (2008)

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Bend loss of the first three modes of leakage channel fibers with various designs are studied using finite element method. It is found that very low bend loss at small bend radius can be achieved with large d/Λ. It is also found that best differential mode loss is achieved at large bend radius. It is further found that 2nd order mode loss becomes 9.1 times of fundamental mode loss at small bend radius for the bend orientation where the bending plane crosses centers of two holes and independent of d/Λ. Bend loss dependence of bend orientations are also studied. Excellent agreement between experiment and simulation is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2008
Published: March 13, 2008

Tsai-wei Wu, Liang Dong, and Herbert Winful, "Bend performance of leakage channel fibers," Opt. Express 16, 4278-4285 (2008)

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