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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2962–2967

Low bend loss in tightly-bent fibers through adiabatic bend transitions

Lei Yao, T. A. Birks, and J. C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2962-2967 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.002962


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Abstract

We demonstrate low bend loss for tightly bent optical fibers by winding the fiber around a mandrel designed to follow an adiabatic transition path into the bend. Light in the fundamental core-guided mode is smoothly transferred to a single cladding mode of the bent fiber, and back to the core mode as it leaves the bent region again. Design of the transition is based on modeling of the propagation and coupling characteristics of the core and cladding modes, which clearly illustrate the physical processes involved.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2009
Published: February 12, 2009

Citation
Lei Yao, T. A. Birks, and J. C. Knight, "Low bend loss in tightly-bent fibers through adiabatic bend transitions," Opt. Express 17, 2962-2967 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-4-2962


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