Light-propagation in higher-order modes of fibers yields a promising schematic for arbitrarily increasing modal areas. We demonstrate this with modes of record Aeff ranging from 2100 to 3100 µm^2, which experience negligible loss or mode-coupling.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
S. Ramachandran, S. Ghalmi, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, E. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, "Scaling to Ultra-Large-Aeff Using Higher-Order-Mode Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThAA2.
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