Accession Number : ADP005264

Title :   Experimental Characterization of Bend and Microbend Losses in Singlemode Fibers,

Corporate Author : SIECOR CORP HICKORY NC

Personal Author(s) : Garg,A. O. ; Eoll,C. K.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Bend and microbend performance of various singlemode optical fibers with matched cladding are investigated. Microbending sensitivity is determined with both a sandpaper test and a new test that uses wire mesh. The new test is found to have certain advantages. In particular, the mesh test can be carried out on bare fibers; therefore the intrinsic sensitivity of fibers to microbending can be characterized directly, without concern about the influence of coatings. Such bare fiber results are also reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *TRANSMISSION LOSS, BENDING

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE