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Specialty Optical Fibers
Toronto Canada
June 12-15, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-930-5
Novel Applications and Effects (SOWD)

Impact of Draw Inhomogeneitites on the Loss and Mode Content of Large-Mode-Area Fibers

John Marciante and Andrew Sarangan  »View Author Affiliations


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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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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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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