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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1999
  • pp: 891–

Optimization of Strongly Pumped Fiber Lasers

Ido Kelson and Amos Hardy

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 891- (1999)


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Abstract

Backreflection of the residual pump power into the cavity, and optimization of the fiber length, may significantly improve the efficiency of a strongly pumped fiber laser. A rate equation model is introduced and studied. Examples for Yb3+-doped fiber lasers, with DBR mirrors at either end, show that employing such a geometry results in higher efficiency with shorter optimal fiber length. Approximate analytical and quasi-analytical expressions are shown to be in excellent agreement with the exact numerical solution of the rate equations.

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Ido Kelson and Amos Hardy, "Optimization of Strongly Pumped Fiber Lasers," J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 891- (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-17-5-891

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