Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 167–175

Fundamental mode microbending loss in graded-index and W fibres

  • K. Petermann

DOI: 10.1007/BF00619896

Cite this article as:
Petermann, K. Opt Quant Electron (1977) 9: 167. doi:10.1007/BF00619896


The microbending loss in single-mode or quasi-single-mode fibres is approximately determined from a calculation of the fundamental mode field in a fibre with constant curvature. The result of the microbending loss essentially depends on the spot size of the fundamental mode, only. The approximations are verified by studying a statistical model and by comparing the approximations with exact calculations in the case of W fibres.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Petermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für HochfrequenztechnikTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigW-Germany

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