How do you find the bend radius?

How do you find the bend radius?

If you drew your arc from the inside of your bend, add 1/2 the tube outer diameter to get your true center-line radius. If you drew your arc from the outside (top) of your bend, subtract 1/2 of the tube outer diameter to get your true center-line radius.

What is Macrobends?

Macrobending occurs when the Fiber is bent into a visible curvature. A relatively large-radius bend in an Optical Fiber may be found in a Splice organizer Tray or a fiber-optic Cable that has been bent. Note: A macrobend will result in no significant Radiation Loss IF it is of sufficiently large radius.

What is Microbending in optical fiber?

Microbends are microscopic bends of an optical fiber, which can cause bend losses (bend-induced propagation losses) even when the fiber is macroscopically kept straight. Microbends largely arise not during the process of pulling the fiber from the preform, but when the fiber is cabled or spooled.

How to order Corning SMF-28 optical fiber?

To order Corning® SMF-28™ fiber, contact your sales representative, or call the Optical Fiber Customer Service Department at 607-248- 2000 or +44-1244-287-437 in Europe. Please specify the following parameters when ordering. Other: (Requested ship date, etc.) Corning is a registered trademark.

What is the dispersion slope of Corning SMF-28?

Wavelength Dispersion Value (nm) [ps/(nm•km)] exceed the attenuation of the reference wavelength 1550 ≤ 18.0 1625 ≤ 22.0 Zero Dispersion Wavelength (λo): 1304 nm ≤ λo≤ 1324 nm Zero Dispersion Slope (So): So ≤ 0.092 ps/(nm2•km) Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)

What kind of optical fiber does Corning use?

Corning® SMF-28® Ultra optical fiber is an ITU-T Recommendation G.652.D compliant optical fiber with Corning’s enhanced low-loss and bend fiber technologies.

What is the formula for minimum bend radius?

The minimum bend radius is based on the diameter of the cable and the type of cable. The following formula is used: Minimum Bend Radius =. Cable Outer Diameter x Cable Multiplier. Figure 1: Minimum Bend Radius.