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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1632–1634

Intuitive modeling of bend distortion in large-mode-area fibers

John M. Fini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1632-1634 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001632


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Abstract

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

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: January 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
John M. Fini, "Intuitive modeling of bend distortion in large-mode-area fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1632-1634 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1632

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