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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2001
  • pp: 872–874

Optimized absorption in a chaotic double-clad fiber amplifier

Valérie Doya, Olivier Legrand, and Fabrice Mortessagne  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 872-874 (2001)

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Double-clad fibers with a doped single-mode core and a noncylindrical multimode chaotic cladding are shown to provide optimal pump-power absorption in power amplifiers. Based on the chaotic dynamics of rays in such fibers, we propose a quantitative theory for the pump-absorption ratio and favorably compare the predictions of the theory with numerical results obtained through an adapted beam-propagation scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

Valérie Doya, Olivier Legrand, and Fabrice Mortessagne, "Optimized absorption in a chaotic double-clad fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 26, 872-874 (2001)

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