23 July 1976 Bend Radiation In Optical Fibers
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Proceedings Volume 0077, Fibers and Integrated Optics; (1976) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975713
Event: 1976 SPIE/SPSE Technical Symposium East, 1976, Reston, United States
Abstract
A new relatively simple way of calculating bend radiation is developed. As is often done in propagation over gently curved surfaces, the fiber curvature is accounted for by placing a straight fiber in a fictitious medium which is inhomogeneous in the plane of the bend. For a gently curved fiber, the medium is slowly varying and the WKB method is used to approximate the radial field dependence. This solution is related to the unperturbed straight fiber solution through an ansatz which is consistant with the WKB solution. The propagating modes in this approximation remain orthogonal allowing an immediate generalization to the multimoded case. The radiation loss per unit length is calculated two ways and is consistent with results in the literature.
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A. Q. Howard, A. Q. Howard, } "Bend Radiation In Optical Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0077, Fibers and Integrated Optics, (23 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.975713; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975713
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