Pal, Mrinmay and Saitoh, Kunimasa and Paul, Mukul Chandra and Ghosh, Debashri and Bhadra, Shyamal Kumar (2012) Design and fabrication of large-mode area air-clad leakage channel fiber with superior bending characteristics. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24 (18). pp. 1650-1652. ISSN 1041-1135

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We investigate the bending characteristics of leakage channel fibers (LCFs) to achieve large-mode area and effectively single-mode operation with a practically allowable bending radius of 5 cm for compact Yb-doped fiber laser applications. We design and fabricate a two-ring air-clad LCF whose bending characteristics have been studied both by numerical analysis through the full-vectorial finite element method and experimentally. The LCF has bend-loss of 0.09 dB/m and effective area of 350 mu m(2) for a 5-cm bending radius. The single-mode nature of the bent LCF at 1064 nm is presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bending characteristics; fiber laser; leakage channel fiber (LCF); large-mode area (LMA) fiber
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 08:32
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 08:32

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