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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 830–837

Results and comparison of a cladding pumped fiber simulation using a decagon-shaped fiber

D. Young and C. Roychoudhuri  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 830-837 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000830


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Abstract

This paper presents a simulation technique developed to concurrently model the pump and laser power evolution in a cladding pumped rare-earth doped fiber. The simulation technique uses a series of scaling factors to dramatically decrease simulation run-times, while maintaining accuracy. This approach differs from previous methods in that it can simulate arbitrary pump cladding shapes. The results of the simulation are validated using a decagon-shaped cladding pumped, ytterbium doped fiber. Good correlation is found between the simulated and experimental pump evolution and conversion efficiency.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: January 17, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Citation
David Young and C. Roychoudhuri, "Results and comparison of a cladding pumped fiber simulation using a decagon-shaped fiber," Opt. Express 11, 830-837 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-7-830


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