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Erbium-ytterbium doped fiber amplifier with suppressed Yb-ASE and improved efficiency
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Paper Abstract

A new design of an erbium-ytterbium doped fiber amplifier is demonstrated. The amplifier contains a wavelength-tuned loop resonator for the 1 μm signal. The amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) from Yb ions is used to stimulate a laser emission at several wavelengths from the 1 μm band in the 1550 nm amplifier. The wavelength of this lasing is selected by introducing a spectral filter. The results show, that the efficiency of the amplifier at nominal 1550 nm wavelength can be increased by introducing a feedback loop with 1040 nm and 1050 nm filters. This loop also protects the Er-Yb amplifier from parasitic lasing and allows output power scaling without risk of self-pulsing at 1 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8702, Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers, 87020J (22 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014825
Show Author Affiliations
Grzegorz Sobon, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Dorota Sliwinska, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Pawel Kaczmarek, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof M. Abramski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8702:
Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers
Wieslaw L Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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