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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1443–1445

Bending-induced optical loss in random-hole optical fibers

Gary Pickrell, Cheng Ma, and Anbo Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1443-1445 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001443


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Abstract

We present the experimentally determined optical bend loss for random hole optical fibers in the spectral range 1520   to   1570 nm induced by wrapping the optical fiber around a fixed diameter mandrel. The optical losses are compared to those obtained for a single-mode fiber and a multimode fiber using the same bending procedures. The bending induced optical losses in the random hole optical fibers were several orders of magnitude lower than for the single-mode fiber and were about 1 order of magnitude lower than for the multimode fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Citation
Gary Pickrell, Cheng Ma, and Anbo Wang, "Bending-induced optical loss in random-hole optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 33, 1443-1445 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-13-1443

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