Investigating Micro-Bend Sensitivity of a Large-Mode-Area Bragg Fiber

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Baskiotis, Catherine; Bouwmans, Géraud; Quiquempois, Yves; Douay, Marc (PhLAM, UMR 8523, IRCICA, Université de Lille 1, 50 av. Halley, Parc de la Haute Borne, 59658 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France)
Baskiotis, Catherine; Molin, Denis; Sillard, Pierre (Draka, Site Data IV, Route de Nozay, Marcoussis, France)
Jaouën, Yves; Gabet, Renaud (Institut TELECOM/TELECOM ParisTech, CNRS/LTCI UMR5141, 46 rue Barrault 75634 Paris, France)

Phase-sensitive Optical Low Coherence Reflectometry technique is used to characterize the modes couplings induced by micro-bends in a Large-Mode-Area Bragg fiber made with PCVD. Single-point and multipoint lateral pressures have been investigated.