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Microbending loss in monomode fibres

Microbending loss in monomode fibres

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A simple analytic formula for the microbending loss in monomode fibres of arbitrary refractive-index profile is presented. This loss essentially depends on the spot size of the fundamental fibre mode only. Therefore W-fibres, for example, are as sensitive to microbending as conventional cladded-core fibres.

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