Large-mode-area leakage channel fibers, designed to suppress higher-order modes, demonstrate dramatic power loss at critical radii of curvature. Using C^2 imaging, we experimentally characterize this anomaly, attributing it to resonant mode-coupling.
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(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber
R. Barankov, K. Wei, B. Samson, and S. Ramachandran, "Anomalous Bend Loss in Large-Mode Area Leakage Channel Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM1N.3.
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