This chapter is mainly concerned with the power radiated from single-mode fibers due to bending. We first consider losses from bends of constant radius, and then examine losses due to random, but slight, curvature along the fiber, commonly known as microbends. Bending losses for multimode fibers are described by the ray methods of Chapter 9.
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