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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3203–3210

Improving the Power Efficiency in End-Pumped Gain-Guided Index-Antiguided Fiber Amplifiers

Parisa Gandomkar Yarandi, Salman Karbasi, and Arash Mafi

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 3203-3210 (2012)

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In this paper, we highlight the key reasons behind the poor power efficiency observed in multiple experiments in gain-guided index-antiguided (GG-IAG) fiber amplifiers and lasers. We show that by properly designing the fiber geometrical characteristics, it is possible to considerably improve the power efficiency of GG-IAG fiber amplifiers in end-pumping schemes.

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Parisa Gandomkar Yarandi, Salman Karbasi, and Arash Mafi, "Improving the Power Efficiency in End-Pumped Gain-Guided Index-Antiguided Fiber Amplifiers," J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 3203-3210 (2012)

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