Microbending effects on cabled single-mode optical fibers are analyzed both theoretically and experimentally over the temperature range — 30°C-25°C. The loss in single-mode fiber is attributed to the coupling between the guided and radiative modes caused by micro-bending effects. The primary coupling between the guided LP01 and the radiative LP11 modes is studied by imposing periodically controlled perturbations on the fiber axis at different temperatures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics