Microbending loss of multimode square-law fibres: a ray theory

Microbending loss of multimode square-law fibres: a ray theory

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Using a simple ray theory, we show that the steady-state microbending loss of multimode square-law fibres is equal to 8γ/Δ dB/m. We have defined Δ = Δn/n, and γ is the power-spectral density of the fibre axis curvature in any meridional plane at the natural frequency of ray oscillation, expressed in reciprocal metres. The steady-state irradiance distribution in the fibre core is also given.


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