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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2562–2564

Demonstration of bend-induced nonlinearities in large-mode-area fibers

J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, A. D. Yablon, P. S. Westbrook, K. Feder, and C. Headley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2562-2564 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002562


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Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first direct measurements of enhanced nonlinearities in large-mode-area fibers due to bend induced reductions in effective area. Both Raman scattering and self-phase modulation are observed to increase in tightly coiled fibers. The measured increase in nonlinearity compares well with predictions from simulations of the modal effective area.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2007
Published: August 21, 2007

Citation
J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, A. D. Yablon, P. S. Westbrook, K. Feder, and C. Headley, "Demonstration of bend-induced nonlinearities in large-mode-area fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 2562-2564 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2562

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