Bend insensitive fiber optic patch cables allow for greater fiber density, more flexibility and higher bandwidth. Additionally, PRO’s bend insensitive patch cables are nearly identical in cost to our regular patch cables. At nearly the same low cost, bend insensitive patch cables are capable of withstanding steep bends.

Maximum Attenuation

Wavelength
(nm)
Maximum Value*
(dB/km)
1310 0.33-0.35
1383** 0.31-0.35
1490 0.21-0.24
1550 0.19-0.20
1625 0.20-0.23

*Maximum specific attenuation value available within the stated ranges.
** Attenuation Values at this wavelength represent post-hydrogen aging performance.

Attenuation vs. Wavelength

Range
(nm)
Ref. λ
(nm)
Max. α Difference
(dB/km)
1285 – 1330 1310 0.03
1525 – 1575 1550 0.02

Macrobend Loss

Mandrel Radius
(mm)
Number of Turns Wavelength
(nm)
Induced Attenuation*
(dB)
5 1 1550 ≤ 0.10
5 1 1625 ≤ 0.30

* The induced attenuation due to fiber wrapped around a mandrel of a specified diameter.