Microbend

In fiber optic transmissions, microbend is an imperfection in the optical fiber which was created during manufacturing. Microbending can cause extrinsic attenuation, a reduction of optical power in the glass. Unlike macrobending, the imperfection may not always be visible.

Contrast with macrobend.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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