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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2414–2416

Nonlinear refractive index of a rare-earth-doped fiber laser

Erik Bochove  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2414-2416 (2004)

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An expression is derived for the intensity-dependent index of refraction of a rare-earth-doped fiber laser by use of a Kramers–Kronig relation and simple rate equations. The solution is applied to examine the properties of the nonlinear index of an ytterbium-doped silicate fiber laser at 975-nm pump and 1080-nm laser wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

Erik Bochove, "Nonlinear refractive index of a rare-earth-doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 2414-2416 (2004)

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