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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3554–3559

Numerical model of a Q-switched double-clad fiber laser

J. Swiderski, A. Zajac, P. Konieczny, and M. Skorczakowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3554-3559 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003554


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Abstract

The time-energy characteristics of a Q-switched neodymium-doped double-clad fiber laser are presented. Based on the proposed differential equations, a numerical model is developed to simulate this fiber laser. Using this model pulse duration and the energy of generated pulses can be predicted.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Citation
J. Swiderski, A. Zajac, P. Konieczny, and M. Skorczakowski, "Numerical model of a Q-switched double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Express 12, 3554-3559 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-15-3554


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