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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26663–26670

Bending performance of large mode area multi-trench fibers

Deepak Jain, Catherine Baskiotis, and Jayanta Kumar Sahu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26663-26670 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.026663


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Abstract

Bending performance of the Multi-trench Fibers (MTFs) has been investigated using the Finite Element Method. Numerical investigations show that MTFs can provide low-loss effective single mode operation under bent configuration, thanks to the resonant coupling of the Higher order Modes (HOMs). Large ratio between the HOMs and the Fundamental Mode (FM) losses can be ensured, although the ratio drops with increasing Effective Area (Aeff) of the FM. MTFs provide better losses ratio between the HOMs and the FM in comparison with other fibers like step-index, W-type, and parabolic fibers.

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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: July 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2013
Published: October 29, 2013

Citation
Deepak Jain, Catherine Baskiotis, and Jayanta Kumar Sahu, "Bending performance of large mode area multi-trench fibers," Opt. Express 21, 26663-26670 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-26663


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