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Measurements and modeling of the output polarization of Er-doped fiber lasers
Author(s): Dario Gregor Falquier; David Lande; Jefferson L. Wagener; Michel J. F. Digonnet; H. John Shaw
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Paper Abstract

We report a new theoretical study of the effects of anisotropic erbium dipoles on the polarization of Er-doped fiber lasers (EDFLs), as well as measurements of the polarization of EDFLs made of a polarization-maintaining fiber. Convenient closed-form expressions are presented for the gain of a signal polarized either parallel or perpendicular to the pump. These results are used to interpret the polarization behavior of our EDFLs, stressing the effects of pump orientation, fiber length, and cavity Q. We identify in particular operating conditions that produce a fiber laser with either a linearly polarized output or equal power in both polarizations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1994
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 2289, Doped Fiber Devices and Systems, (3 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188715
Show Author Affiliations
Dario Gregor Falquier, Stanford Univ. (United States)
David Lande, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Jefferson L. Wagener, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Stanford Univ. (United States)
H. John Shaw, Stanford Univ. (United States)


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

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