Bend distortion is emerging as an important consideration in the design of amplifier fibers with a large mode area, in addition to bend loss and mode-coupling effects. Simple, intuitive estimates of distortion sensitivity are presented for two interesting classes of fibers, in agreement with full numerical simulations.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007
John M. Fini, "Intuitive modeling of bend distortion in large-mode-area fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1632-1634 (2007)