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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3030–3032

Evidence of thermal effects in a high-power Er3+-Yb3+ fiber laser

Guillaume Canat, Jean-Claude Mollier, Yves Jaouën, and Bernard Dussardier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 22, pp. 3030-3032 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003030


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Abstract

We analyze the influence of heat generation caused by nonradiative transitions in a high-power 1.55 µm double-clad erbium-ytterbium fiber laser on the Stark level population. At strong pumping rates, 1 µm lasing can start as a result of parasitic reflections. We present a model that allows us to simulate the effect of self-generated heat on the Stark level population by using the MacCumber relation. Heat generation plays a significant role and improves the 1.5 µm laser's efficiency by increasing the 1 µm lasing threshold.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Citation
Guillaume Canat, Jean-Claude Mollier, Yves Jaouën, and Bernard Dussardier, "Evidence of thermal effects in a high-power Er3+-Yb3+ fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 3030-3032 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-22-3030


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