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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3329–3332

Patterned flattened modes

Michael J. Messerly, Paul H. Pax, and Jay W. Dawson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 17, pp. 3329-3332 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003329


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Abstract

We show that field-flattened strands may be added to and arbitrarily positioned within a field-flattened shell to create patterned, flattened modes. Patterning does not alter the effective index or flatness of the flattened mode but does alter the characteristics of other modes; we show that it can improve a flattened mode’s bend performance significantly. Patterning provides a new and potentially valuable waveguide design tool that may lead to higher-power transport and laser fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

Citation
Michael J. Messerly, Paul H. Pax, and Jay W. Dawson, "Patterned flattened modes," Opt. Lett. 38, 3329-3332 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-17-3329


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