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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2855–2857

Breaking the limit of maximum effective area for robust single-mode propagation in optical fibers

William S. Wong, Xiang Peng, Joseph M. McLaughlin, and Liang Dong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 2855-2857 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002855


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel approach in optical fiber design in which the optical waveguide is formed by a ring of large air holes surrounding a solid silica core. With an appropriate choice of the geometrical configuration, robust single-transverse-mode propagation with a record effective area of 1417 μm2, verified by various methods, was demonstrated. A breakthrough was made toward the development of practical ultra-high-power fiber lasers as we observed negligible loss of the fiber at bending diameters as small as 15 cm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Citation
William S. Wong, Xiang Peng, Joseph M. McLaughlin, and Liang Dong, "Breaking the limit of maximum effective area for robust single-mode propagation in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 30, 2855-2857 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-21-2855


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