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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 3236–3246

Numerical modeling of transverse mode competition in strongly pumped multimode fiber lasers and amplifiers

Mali Gong, Yanyang Yuan, Chen Li, Ping Yan, Haitao Zhang, and Suying Liao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 3236-3246 (2007)

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A model based on propagation-rate equations with consideration of transverse gain distribution is built up to describe the transverse mode competition in strongly pumped multimode fiber lasers and amplifiers. An approximate practical numerical algorithm by multilayer method is presented. Based on the model and the numerical algorithm, the behaviors of multitransverse mode competition are demonstrated and individual transverse modes power distributions of output are simulated numerically for both fiber lasers and amplifiers under various conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Mali Gong, Yanyang Yuan, Chen Li, Ping Yan, Haitao Zhang, and Suying Liao, "Numerical modeling of transverse mode competition in strongly pumped multimode fiber lasers and amplifiers," Opt. Express 15, 3236-3246 (2007)

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