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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1599–1601

Numerical characterization of Yb-signal-aided cladding-pumped Er:Yb-codoped fiber amplifiers

Qun Han, Yang He, Zhaoxia Sheng, Weiyi Zhang, Jiping Ning, and Hai Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1599-1601 (2011)

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In this Letter, high-power cladding-pumped Er:Yb-codoped fiber amplifiers (EYDFAs) coseeded with a Yb-band signal are numerically characterized according to the wavelength and power of the aiding signal, the length of the gain fiber, and the wavelength of the pump. The results show that properly designing these parameters not only helps to suppress the parasitic lasing and improve the pump conversion efficiency but also helps to improve the output power stability of high-power EYDFAs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2011
Published: April 27, 2011

Qun Han, Yang He, Zhaoxia Sheng, Weiyi Zhang, Jiping Ning, and Hai Xiao, "Numerical characterization of Yb-signal-aided cladding-pumped Er:Yb-codoped fiber amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 36, 1599-1601 (2011)

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