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Measuring bend losses in large-mode-area fibers

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
PublisherSPIE
Volume9344
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414349
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventFiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201512 Feb 2015

Conference

ConferenceFiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period9/02/1512/02/15

Abstract

We investigate the measurement of bend losses in few-mode large-mode-area (LMA) fibers. The influence of the light source spectral characteristics, modal power content and cladding light on the measurement accuracy and precision is studied experimentally. Monte-Carlo simulations are performed to understand the distribution of the variations. This study provides practical guidelines for bend loss measurements.

Keywords

  • Bend loss, Few-mode, Fiber amplifiers, Fiber lasers, Large-mode-area fiber, Silica optical fiber