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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. pickrell@vt.edu

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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