Abstract

The effectively single-mode regime is analyzed for a class of large mode area multicore fibers. The performance tradeoff between bend loss, single-modedness, and mode area for these fibers is shown to be at best equivalent to step-index fiber.

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Abdou-Ahmed, M.

Albin, S.

Birge, J. R.

Bochove, E. J.

Bourdon, P.

Bouwmans, G.

Canat, G.

Chang, G.

Chen, H.-W.

Chen, L.-J.

Cheo, P. K.

Dimarcello, F. V.

Dong, L.

Feder, K.

Fini, J. M.

Galvanauskas, A.

Ghalmi, S.

Goldberg, L.

Graf, T.

Guo, S.

Headley, C.

Jetschke, S.

Kärtner, F. X.

King, G. G.

Kliner, D. A. V.

Knight, J.

Koplow, J. P.

Li, J.

Liu, C.-H.

Lombard, L.

Marcuse, D.

Monberg, E.

Nicholson, J. W.

Peng, X.

Percival, R.

Ramachandran, S.

Rogowski, R.

Russell, P.

Sosnowski, T.

Spittel, R.

Tai, H.

Vogel, M. M.

Voss, A.

Wadsworth, W.

Westbrook, P. S.

Wisk, P.

Wu, F.

Yablon, A. D.

Yan, M. F.

Appl. Opt.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

J. Oh, C. Headley, M. J. Andrejco, A. D. Yablon, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “Increased Pulsed Amplifier Efficiency by Manipulating the Fiber Dopant Distribution,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CTuQ3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(Color online) Mode calculations of proposed multi-core fiber (solid) compared to a comparable step-index fiber (dashed).

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Fig. 2

(Color online) Bend loss for the proposed MCF and a comparable SIF are plotted for the fundamental and two LP11 modes (with lobes oriented along or across the bend).

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Fig. 3

(Color online) (a) Core contrast as a function of core radius required to fix bend loss at 0.1dB/m. (b) Performance tradeoff for this simple MCF family and for SIFs.

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Fig. 4

(Color online) (a) Resistance to mode coupling vs mode area. (b) Tradeoff of mode displacement and effective area.

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