25 February 2008 Measurement of bend-induced nonlinearities in large-mode-area fibers
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We present the first direct measurements of enhanced nonlinearities in large-mode-area fibers due to bend induced reductions in effective area. Both Raman scattering and self-phase modulation are observed to increase in tightly coiled fibers. The measured increase in nonlinearity compares well with predictions from simulations of the modal effective area.
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J. W. Nicholson, J. W. Nicholson, J. M. Fini, J. M. Fini, A. D. Yablon, A. D. Yablon, P. S. Westbrook, P. S. Westbrook, K. Feder, K. Feder, C. Headley, C. Headley, "Measurement of bend-induced nonlinearities in large-mode-area fibers", Proc. SPIE 6873, Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 687308 (25 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772851; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.772851
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