OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1617–1628

Propagating modes in gain-guided optical fibers

A. E. Siegman  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1617-1628 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.20.001617


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (782 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Optical fibers in which gain-guiding effects are significant or even dominant compared with conventional index guiding may become of practical interest for future high-power single-mode fiber lasers. I derive the propagation characteristics of symmetrical slab waveguides and cylindrical optical fibers having arbitrary amounts of mixed gain and index guiding, assuming a single uniform transverse profile for both the gain and the refractive-index steps. Optical fibers of this type are best characterized by using a complex-valued v˜-squared parameter in place of the real-valued v parameter commonly used to describe conventional index-guided optical fibers.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2003
Published: August 1, 2003

Citation
A. E. Siegman, "Propagating modes in gain-guided optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1617-1628 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-20-8-1617

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited