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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 815–817

Power characteristics of homogeneously broadened index-antiguided waveguide lasers

Chaofan Wang, Tsing-Hua Her, and Lee W. Casperson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 815-817 (2012)

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A model is reported that describes a bidirectional homogeneously broadened index-antiguided (IAG) slab laser having arbitrary single-pass gain and distributed losses. Maximum extraction efficiency and corresponding optimum output coupling are determined for various values of unsaturated gain and loss per pass. A method is proposed to determine the intrinsic laser parameters from output power measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2011
Published: February 21, 2012

Chaofan Wang, Tsing-Hua Her, and Lee W. Casperson, "Power characteristics of homogeneously broadened index-antiguided waveguide lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 815-817 (2012)

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