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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000815


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
Chaofan Wang, Tsing-Hua Her, and Lee W. Casperson, "Power characteristics of homogeneously broadened index-antiguided waveguide lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 815-817 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-5-815


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