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Theoretical and experimental study of macrobending losses in coated single-mode fibers
Author(s): Xingling Peng; Yingpeng Cha; Hua Zhang; Yulong Li; Jianxiong Ye
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Paper Abstract

A macrobending loss formula for single-mode fibers, which is shown to accurately predict the bend loss of a single-mode fiber with complex or real refractive index coating, is presented. Theoretical simulations and experimental measurements of bend loss in a fiber with nickel coating obtained by chemical plating and acrylate buffer coating are also presented. Agreements between simulations and measurements support the validity of the theoretical formula. Results show that the large imaginary part of the refractive index of the coating can intensify the bend loss oscillation behaviors, which implies that the bent fiber with metal coating can be utilized in fiber-optic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(6) 066102 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.6.066102
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Xingling Peng, Nanchang Institute of Technology (China)
Yingpeng Cha, Nanchang Institute of Technology (China)
Nanchang Univ. (China)
Hua Zhang, Nanchang Univ. (China)
Yulong Li, Nanchang Univ. (China)
Jianxiong Ye, Nanchang Institute of Technology (China)

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