Bend-Insensitive SM Fiber and Its Applications to Access Network Systems

Itaru SAKABE  Hiroki ISHIKAWA  Hisashi TANJI  Yoshiaki TERASAWA  Tomohiko UEDA  Masumi ITO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.5   pp.896-903
Publication Date: 2005/05/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.5.896
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Joint Special Section on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
Category: Optical Fibers, Cables and Fiber Devices
Keyword: 
single mode fiber,  bending loss,  full spectrum,  access network,  low-water-peak,  drop cable,  termination cable,  

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Summary: 
This paper reports on the bending loss insensitive single mode fiber suitable for access networks, which is applicable for wide wavelength use. Excellent attenuation stability of the fiber in the full spectrum range has been confirmed even in severe conditions such as fiber handling in mid-span access at aerial closure, cable installation/handling in indoor wirings and so on. Also, applications suitable for FTTH subscribers' use have been introduced.