Even a Small Bend Can Cause Havoc in Your Network

Daniel Daems Daniel Daems January 27, 2017

This blog post is part of a new video blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

I want to give you a tip: sharp bends in optical fiber are bad. Even small bends will result in high optical loss, especially in longer wavelengths. If the bend is permanent, it could even cause the fiber to break. The right design for a fiber management system can improve your overall optical stability.

In this video blog, I explain how preventing optical losses preserves the long-term life of your fiber and network.

About the Author

Daniel Daems

Daniel Daems

Daniel Daems is a principal engineer and a senior R&D department manager with CommScope. He has experience in managing a state of the art optical test laboratory and expertise in fiber optic technology cable infrastructure and networks. Before coming to CommScope, Daems spent time at Tyco Electronics and Raychem.