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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Fiber Lasers II (CMK)

Power limitations of fiber lasers at 1.5 µm by parasitic lasing effects

Guillaume Canat, Jean-Claude Mollier, Jean-Pierre Bouzinac, Glenn M. Williams, Brian Cole, Lew Goldberg, Gabor Kulcsar, and Yves Jaouën

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Abstract

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.

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OCIS Codes
(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

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2004-CMK6


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