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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12875–12890

Analytical investigation on transient thermal effects in pulse end-pumped short-length fiber laser

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

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12875-12890 (2009)

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The transient heat conduction and thermal effects in pulse end-pumped fiber laser are modeled and analytically solved. For the arbitrary temporal shape of pump pulse, a three-dimensional (3D) temperature expression is derived via an integral transform method, and the thermal stress field is deduced through solving the Navier displacement equations. The results show that pulse shape has an important influence on the peak thermal stress and transient phase shift induced by heating of the fiber. Reasonable design for pulse duration and period can reduce thermal effects and optimize the performance of high-power fiber laser.

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Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

T. Liu, Z. M. Yang, and S. H. Xu, "Analytical investigation on transient thermal effects in pulse end-pumped short-length fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 12875-12890 (2009)

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