Macro Bending Losses in Single Mode Step Index Fiber
Advances in Applied Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages: 1-6
Received: May 1, 2016; Accepted: May 9, 2016; Published: Jun. 17, 2016
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Abebaw Abun Amanu, Department of Physics, College of Natuaral and Coputational Science, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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Bending losses of power in a single mode step index optical fiber due to macro bending has been investigated for a wavelength of 1550nm. The effects of bending radius (4-15mm, with steps of 1mm), and wrapping turn (up to 40 turns) on loss have been studied. Twisting the optical fiber and its influence on power loss also has been investigated. Variations of macro bending loss with these two parameters have been measured, loss with number of turns and radius of curvature have been measured. This work founds that the Macro bending and wrapping turn loss increases as the bending radius and wrapping turn increases.
Fiber Optics, Macro Bending, Loss, Wrapping Turn, Single Mode, Multi Mode, Step Index
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Abebaw Abun Amanu, Macro Bending Losses in Single Mode Step Index Fiber, Advances in Applied Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.aas.20160101.11
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