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Numerical analysis of amplification characteristic of ytterbium-sensitized erbium-doped waveguide amplifiers by the finite difference beam propagation method
Author(s): Zhong Yu; Wei Wei; Xun Hou
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Paper Abstract

An efficient analysis method for ytterbium-sensitized erbium-doped optical waveguide amplifiers (EDWA) is presented. By solving rate equations, the propagation in EDWA is stimulated using the finite difference beam propagation method (FD-BPM). The dependence of gain of EDWA is investigated regarding the waveguide length, erbium concentration, and pump efficiency, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(10) doi: 10.1117/1.1609455
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 10
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Zhong Yu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Wei Wei, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Xun Hou, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)


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