Using a powerful model of Er3+/Yb3+ fiber amplifiers, we show that parasitic lasing can severely limit their efficiency. Comparing modeling and experimental results we demonstrate that reflections and temperature effects should be taken into account.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
G. Canat, J. Mollier, J. Bouzinac, G. M. Williams, B. Cole, L. Goldberg, G. Kulcsar, and Y. Jaouën, "Power limitations of fiber lasers at 1.5 µm by parasitic lasing effects," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMK6.
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