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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1988
  • pp: 4831–4836

Three-level fiber laser amplifier: a theoretical model

Jonathan R. Armitage  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 23, pp. 4831-4836 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.004831


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Abstract

A theoretical analysis of a three-level fiber laser amplifier in the small-signal regime is presented in which the effects of the transverse variation of the pump and signal mode intensities, the transverse variation of the density of the lasing species, and excited-state absorption of pump photons are included. Guidelines for the design of an optimum fiber are given.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 7, 1988
Published: December 1, 1988

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Jonathan R. Armitage, "Three-level fiber laser amplifier: a theoretical model," Appl. Opt. 27, 4831-4836 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-23-4831


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