Abstract

An extension is derived of a bending-loss-coefficient equation derived by Marcuse [J. Opt. Soc. Am. <b>66</b>, 216 (1976)]. The original derivation employed approximations that limited the loss formula to low-order modes. We develop a closed-form integral and an algorithm for an approximate integral that allow loss coefficients to be computed for high-order modes. The overall loss of a multimode fiber is then analyzed by making simple assumptions about the power distribution among the modes of a fiber.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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