Abstract

We propose a model for designing and analyzing rare-earth-doped distributed-feedback (DFB) lasers. The effects of pump depletion and cross-gain saturation are included and shown to be significant for high-efficiency lasers. Our simulations show good agreement with experimental data from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser. We also give some design guidelines for DFB fiber lasers.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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