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Nonlinear operation of fiber distributed-feedback lasers
Author(s): Pawel Szczepanski; Malgorzata Sklodowska; Wieslaw L. Wolinski
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Paper Abstract

Numerical studies of the nonlinear operation of a fiber distributed feedback laser are presented. An approximate formula relating smallsignal gain to the output power and the parameters of the structure for this kind of lasers is derived. Characteristics revealing saturation effects for weak as well as strong coupling regions are presented for Nd:YAG fiber lasers. An optimal coupling strength providing maximum output power for given pumping rate of the laser medium is calculated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1391, Laser Technology III, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.57162
Show Author Affiliations
Pawel Szczepanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Malgorzata Sklodowska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Wieslaw L. Wolinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1391:
Laser Technology III

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