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Title: Concentration-induced nonuniform power in tunable erbium-doped fiber lasers
Authors: Dong, Xinyong
Ngo, Nam Quoc
Shum, Ping
Guan, Bai-ou
Tam, Hwa-yaw
Dong, Xiao-yi
Subjects: Bandpass filters
Boundary conditions
Computer simulation
Doping (additives)
Light absorption
Quantum efficiency
Ring lasers
Wavelength division multiplexing
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2004
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Source: Optics letters, 15 Feb. 2004, v. 29, no. 4, p. 358-360.
Abstract: We report, for the first time to our knowledge, the presence of concentration-induced nonuniform power in tunable erbium-doped fiber lasers. A theoretical model is proposed with pair-induced quenching taken into account. We obtain good agreement between numerical and experimental results of a high-concentration erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a large tuning range of over 100 nm. These findings are useful for the design of lasers with doped fibers.
Rights: © 2004 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1364/OL.29.000358
ISSN: 0146-9592
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