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Opt Lett. 2008 Jul 1;33(13):1443-5.

Bending-induced optical loss in random-hole optical fibers.

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Materials Science and Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA.


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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