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Practical microbending loss formula for single-mode optical fibers

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2 Author(s)
Sakai, Jun-ichi ; NTT Public Corp., Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan ; Kimura, Tatsuya

Microbending loss in a step-index single-mode fiber is formulated in an expression which provides an explicit dependence on wavelength λ and relative index difference Δ. For the permissible mean bending radius R\dagger corresponding to a given loss, \Delta ^{3/2}R\dagger/\lambda is the function f of only a normalized frequency υ. This property resembles that for the uniform-bending loss. However, f in the microbending loss depends less critically on υ than in the uniform-bending loss.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 6 )