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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2337–2343

Space-propagation model of Tm-doped fiber laser

Haibin Lü, Pu Zhou, Xiaolin Wang, and Zongfu Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 2337-2343 (2012)

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In this paper, we propose the space-propagation model for the Tm-doped fiber laser. This model builds the space-propagation equations for the population densities at different energy levels as well as the pump and laser powers. Compared to the conventional models, this model has significant advantage in reducing the computing time significantly when the steady-state population density rate equations cannot be solved analytically. On the basis of the model, the power characteristic and optimization for the Tm-doped fiber laser are investigated. Excellent agreements are achieved between the numerical simulation and experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

Haibin Lü, Pu Zhou, Xiaolin Wang, and Zongfu Jiang, "Space-propagation model of Tm-doped fiber laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2337-2343 (2012)

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