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Measurement of bend-induced nonlinearities in large-mode-area fibers
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Paper Abstract

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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Date Published: 25 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6873, Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 687308 (25 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772851
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J. W. Nicholson, OFS Labs. (United States)
J. M. Fini, OFS Labs. (United States)
A. D. Yablon, OFS Labs. (United States)
P. S. Westbrook, OFS Labs. (United States)
K. Feder, OFS Labs. (United States)
C. Headley, OFS Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6873:
Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley, Editor(s)

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