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Propagation characteristics of curved optical fibres
W.A.Gambling, and H.Matsumura
Experimental and theoretical studies have been carried out on propagation in curved single-mode optical fibres. Mode conversion at the start of a bend produces a transition region which affects the bend loss, transverse energy distribution and gives rise to ray emission. It is shown that the modes of a curved multimode fibre can be conveniently and simply described using parabolic cylindrical co-ordinaces.
International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fibre Communication Tokyo (1977) pp.21-24
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