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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2013
  • pp: 19173–19179

Bend compensated large-mode-area fibers: achieving robust single-modedness with transformation optics

John M. Fini and Jeffrey W. Nicholson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 19173-19179 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.019173


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Abstract

Fibers with symmetric bend compensated claddings are proposed, and demonstrate performance much better than conventional designs. These fibers can simultaneously achieve complete HOM suppression, negligible bend loss, and mode area >1000 square microns. The robust single-modedness of these fibers offers a path to overcoming mode instability limits on high-power amplifiers and lasers. The proposed designs achieve many of the advantages of our previous (asymmetric) bend compensation strategy in the regime of moderately large area, and are much easier to fabricate and utilize.

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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: June 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2013
Published: August 5, 2013

Citation
John M. Fini and Jeffrey W. Nicholson, "Bend compensated large-mode-area fibers: achieving robust single-modedness with transformation optics," Opt. Express 21, 19173-19179 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-16-19173


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