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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2994–2999

Design of microstructured single-mode fiber combining large mode area and high rare earth ion concentration

L. Lavoute, P. Roy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and S. Février  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2994-2999 (2006)

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We propose a new design of microstructured fiber combining large doped area (500 μm2), high rare earth concentration and single mode propagation despite the high core refractive index (nSi + 0.01). Actually, original guiding properties, based on a total internal reflection guidance regime modified by coupling between core and resonant cladding modes (close to the ARROW model) ensure single mode propagation. Moreover spectral properties which are largely governed by characteristics of high index cladding rods can be adjusted by properly choosing diameter and refractive index of the rods.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

L. Lavoute, P. Roy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and S. Février, "Design of microstructured single-mode fiber combining large mode area and high rare earth ion concentration," Opt. Express 14, 2994-2999 (2006)

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