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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6164–6176

Thermal effects in narrow linewidth single and two tone fiber lasers

Leanne J. Henry, Thomas M. Shay, Dane W. Hult, and Ken B. Rowland, Jr  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6164-6176 (2011)

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Significant effects from heating occur in both single and two tone fiber amplifiers. Single tone 1064 nm amplifiers have highest efficiency when the external environment surrounding the gain fiber is cold while 1064 nm two tone amplifiers co-seeded with broadband 1040 nm have maximum efficiency when the gain fiber is hot. It is shown experimentally that changes in the temperature of the core of the gain fiber have dramatic effects on the 1064 nm / 1040 nm power distribution in the output of two tone amplifiers. This has been attributed to temperature dependence of the absorption and emission cross-sections at the wavelengths of interest.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2011
Published: March 17, 2011

Leanne J. Henry, Thomas M. Shay, Dane W. Hult, and Ken B. Rowland, "Thermal effects in narrow linewidth single and two tone fiber lasers," Opt. Express 19, 6164-6176 (2011)

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