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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 17, 2006
  • pp: 3427–3432

A novel algorithm for a multi-cavity Raman fiber laser

Junhe Zhou, Jianping Chen, Xinwan Li, Guiling Wu, Wenning Jiang, Changhai Shi, and Yiping Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3427-3432 (2006)

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In this paper a Raman Fiber Lasers (RFLs) with several embedded cavities are studied. A novel algorithm is proposed to solve the coupled equations describing the optical power evolution in a RFL. By using some invariant constants as the boundary condition at the output end, the problem of solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs) with guessing boundary value is translated into a two-boundary-condition ODE problem. The algorithm is based on Newton-Raphson method and proved rather fast and stable. Quantitative analysis is performed based on the algorithm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

Junhe Zhou, Jianping Chen, Xinwan Li, Guiling Wu, Wenning Jiang, Changhai Shi, and Yiping Wang, "A novel algorithm for a multi-cavity Raman fiber laser," Opt. Express 14, 3427-3432 (2006)

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