We present experimental evidence for parasitic modes guided by both bandgap and low density of state effects in large mode area silica microstructured fibers and explore ways of minimizing their presence via the fiber geometry.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
J. C. Flanagan, R. Amezcua-Correa, F. Poletti, J. R. Hayes, N. G. Broderick, and D. J. Richardson, " Parasitic Modes in Large Mode Area Microstructured Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OML4.
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