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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 235–247

3-Dimensional heat analysis in short-length Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped phosphate fiber laser with upconversion

T. Liu, Z. M. Yang, and S. H. Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 235-247 (2009)

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A 3-dimenstional (3D) heat flow model of laser diode (LD) pumped short-length Er3+/Yb3+ heavily co-doped phosphate fiber laser that includes the energy-transfer upconversion (ETU) effects has been developed. The fully 3D analytical solution with the consideration of longitudinal heat flow has been given to describe the temperature distribution in phosphate fiber. The calculated results show that both ETU processes and longitudinal heat conduction have a great influence on the fiber laser performance. Finally, we have validated the analytical expression by measuring the temperature distribution of an end-pumped short-length Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped fiber laser, which was placed into the copper tube.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

T. Liu, Z. M. Yang, and S. H. Xu, "3-Dimensional heat analysis in short-length Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped phosphate fiber laser with upconversion," Opt. Express 17, 235-247 (2009)

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