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Modeling of three-level laser superfluorescent fiber sources
Author(s): Robert F. Kalman; Michel J. F. Digonnet; Paul F. Wysocki
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Paper Abstract

A large signal model of three-level superfluorescent sources (SFS''s) is presented. It is found that due to the ground state signal absorption present in three-level systems theoretical backward signal quantum efficiencies well in excess of the limit of 0. 5 exhibited by four-level systems can be achieved. Feedback is also studied and it is shown that when used in high feedback applications SFS ''s may require the use of an optical isolator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1373, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers II, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24944
Show Author Affiliations
Robert F. Kalman, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Paul F. Wysocki, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1373:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers II
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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