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Multiple-cladding fibers with reduced bend loss

Tomljenovic-Hanic, Snjezana; Bulla, Douglas; Ankiewicz, Adrian; Love, John D.; Bailey, Ron


We demonstrate that a highly bend-resistant fiber can be realized. It is shown theoretically that, by introducing both depressed and elevated rings into the cladding, bending loss can be reduced significantly. A fiber based on this design has been fabricated and characterized as a first step toward achieving this goal. The results show that a multiple-cladding fiber is highly bend resistant when compared with the standard telecom single-mode fiber.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-03-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Optical Society of America A
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.24.001172


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