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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12683–12698

Field-flattened, ring-like propagation modes

Michael J. Messerly, Paul H. Pax, Jay W. Dawson, Raymond J. Beach, and John E. Heebner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12683-12698 (2013)

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We present a method for designing optical fibers that support field-flattened, ring-like higher order modes, and show that the effective and group indices of its modes can be tuned by adjusting the widths of the guide’s field-flattened layers or the average index of certain groups of layers. The approach provides a path to fibers that have simultaneously large mode areas and large separations between the propagation constants of their modes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2013
Published: May 16, 2013

Michael J. Messerly, Paul H. Pax, Jay W. Dawson, Raymond J. Beach, and John E. Heebner, "Field-flattened, ring-like propagation modes," Opt. Express 21, 12683-12698 (2013)

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