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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2187–2195

Comparison of fiber lasers based on distributed side-coupled cladding-pumped fibers and double-cladding fibers

Zhihe Huang, Jianqiu Cao, Shaofeng Guo, Jinbao Chen, and Xiaojun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 10, pp. 2187-2195 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.002187


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Abstract

We compare both analytically and numerically the distributed side-coupled cladding-pumped (DSCCP) fiber lasers and double cladding fiber (DCF) lasers. We show that, through optimization of the coupling and absorbing coefficients, the optical-to-optical efficiency of DSCCP fiber lasers can be made as high as that of DCF lasers. At the same time, DSCCP fiber lasers are better than the DCF lasers in terms of thermal management.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014

Citation
Zhihe Huang, Jianqiu Cao, Shaofeng Guo, Jinbao Chen, and Xiaojun Xu, "Comparison of fiber lasers based on distributed side-coupled cladding-pumped fibers and double-cladding fibers," Appl. Opt. 53, 2187-2195 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-10-2187


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