1 June 2016 Design and analysis of large-core single-mode windmill single crystal sapphire optical fiber
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We present a large-core single-mode “windmill” single crystal sapphire optical fiber (SCSF) design, which exhibits single-mode operation by stripping off the higher-order modes (HOMs) while maintaining the fundamental mode. The “windmill” SCSF design was analyzed using the finite element analysis method, in which all the HOMs are leaky. The numerical simulation results show single-mode operation in the spectral range from 0.4 to 2  μm in the windmill SCSF, with an effective core diameter as large as 14  μm. Such fiber is expected to improve the performance of many of the current sapphire fiber optic sensor structures.
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Yujie Cheng, Yujie Cheng, Cary Hill, Cary Hill, Bo Liu, Bo Liu, Zhihao Yu, Zhihao Yu, Haifeng Xuan, Haifeng Xuan, Daniel Homa, Daniel Homa, Anbo Wang, Anbo Wang, Gary Pickrell, Gary Pickrell, } "Design and analysis of large-core single-mode windmill single crystal sapphire optical fiber," Optical Engineering 55(6), 066101 (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.6.066101 . Submission:
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