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Polarization anisotropic gain behavior in elliptical-core rare-earth-doped fibers
Author(s): Balaji Srinivasan; Shantanu Gupta; Ravinder K. Jain; Richard B. Dyott
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Paper Abstract

We report the first dedicated study on the polarization properties of fiber lasers based on rare- earth-doped single-mode elliptical-core fibers. More specifically, with the use of elliptical-core (2:1) Nd-doped fibers, we report evidence of significant gain anisotropy, primarily due to the differences in the modal overlap in the two orthogonal polarizations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2289, Doped Fiber Devices and Systems, (3 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188713
Show Author Affiliations
Balaji Srinivasan, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Shantanu Gupta, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Ravinder K. Jain, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Richard B. Dyott, Andrew Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2289:
Doped Fiber Devices and Systems
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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