Bend distortion in large mode area fiber amplifiers

  • J. M. Fini
  • Published 2008 in
    OECC/ACOFT 2008 - Joint Conference of the Opto…


As ever larger mode area fibers are designed and incorporated into high-power amplifiers, bend-induced mode distortion becomes an important limitation. In any reasonable coiled-fiber arrangement, bend distortion can reduce mode area, gain interaction, and suppression of higher-order modes. These impacts are reviewed, along with design strategies with… (More)


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