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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21866–21873

Large mode area fibers with asymmetric bend compensation

John M. Fini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21866-21873 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021866


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Abstract

Fibers with asymmetrical bend compensation offer to completely remove the tradeoff between mode area and single-modedness, with potentially huge impact on high-power amplification. These fibers would be difficult to fabricate, but are the only fundamental-mode strategy that can remove the bend-distortion limitations on mode-area scaling. Here, we show that even imperfect fibers can achieve essentially complete HOM suppression for areas of 2000 square microns or larger. Ultimate performance limits due to finite cladding size and fabrication imperfections are calculated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2011
Published: October 20, 2011

Citation
John M. Fini, "Large mode area fibers with asymmetric bend compensation," Opt. Express 19, 21866-21873 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21866


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