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Single-mode fiber for high-power applications with small bend radii
Author(s): G. Scott Glaesemann; Michael J. Winningham; Scott R. Bickham
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Paper Abstract

A fiber design is proposed that addresses bend loss, high power and handleability concerns for fibers deployed in high power devices and associated pigtails. If bending is tight enough to leak power from the core into the glass cladding, a coating with a sufficiently low index traps this potentially dangerous power in the cladding. The coating is also designed to keep cladding power from damaging downstream devices and terminations. Loss due to tight bends is minimized by use of a glass design with a small mode-field diameter. This glass design further suppresses the high power failure mode. Over the high power coating is a thick layer of a toughened polymer coating which provides a significant increase in mechanical protection over most commercial coatings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6193, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks III, 61930X (23 May 2006);
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G. Scott Glaesemann, Corning Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Winningham, Corning Inc. (United States)
Scott R. Bickham, Corning Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6193:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks III
Hans G. Limberger; M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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