Abstract

Backreflection of the residual pump power into the cavity, and optimization of the fiber length, may significantly improve the efficiency of a strongly pumped fiber laser. A rate equation model is introduced and studied. Examples for Yb3+-doped fiber lasers, with DBR mirrors at either end, show that employing such a geometry results in higher efficiency with shorter optimal fiber length. Approximate analytical and quasi-analytical expressions are shown to be in excellent agreement with the exact numerical solution of the rate equations.

[IEEE ]

PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |

  1. T. Erdogan, "Fiber grating spectra," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 15, pp. 1277-1294, Aug. 1997.

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

T. Erdogan, "Fiber grating spectra," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 15, pp. 1277-1294, Aug. 1997.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.