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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1775–1779

Predicting macrobending loss for large-mode area photonic crystal fibers

M. D. Nielsen, N. A. Mortensen, M. Albertsen, J. R. Folkenberg, A. Bjarklev, and D. Bonacinni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1775-1779 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001775


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Abstract

We report on an easy-to-evaluate expression for the prediction of the bend-loss for a large mode area photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with a triangular air-hole lattice. The expression is based on a recently proposed formulation of the V-parameter for a PCF and contains no free parameters. The validity of the expression is verified experimentally for varying fiber parameters as well as bend radius. The typical deviation between the position of the measured and the predicted bend loss edge is within measurement uncertainty.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Citation
M. Nielsen, N. Mortensen, M. Albertsen, J. Folkenberg, A. Bjarklev, and D. Bonacinni, "Predicting macrobending loss for large-mode area photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 12, 1775-1779 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-8-1775


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