Inhomogeneities in the draw process cause variations in fiber diameter, leading to optical scattering. Beam-propagation simulations reveal that loss is acceptable for 1% RMS variations, but that good beam quality requires RMS variations below 0.1%.
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J. Marciante and A. Sarangan, "Impact of Draw Inhomogeneitites on the Loss and Mode Content of Large-Mode-Area Fibers," in Advanced Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SOWD2.
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