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On the shape of bent fiber

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2 Author(s)
McMullin, J.N. ; Alberta Telecommun. Res. Centre, Edmonton, Alta., Canada ; Freeman, J.E.

The general theory for planar bends in a thin fiber with no torsion is derived from a variational principle. The theory is applied to 90° symmetric bends with fixed endpoints and end slopes. Discrete families of bend shapes are discovered, and four are described with the aid of numerically generated examples

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 7 )