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Simulation and analysis of fiber Bragg grating-based Q-switched fiber laser with sidelobes' influence consideration
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Paper Abstract

We develop a new model to simulate and analyze sidelobes' influence on the pulses characteristics and performance of fiber Bragg grating-based Q-switched fiber laser. Our simulation results show that uniform fiber Bragg gratings with sidelobes negatively affect the Q-switched fiber laser performance. Their sidelobes introduce undesired multi-peaks and decrease the output pulses energy, while the apodized fiber Bragg grating with high sidelobe-suppression-ratio is able to eliminate the multi-peaks effectively and generate higher energy pulses with smoother profile. Experimental work has been conducted to validate the proposed model and verify the simulation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 67810R (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.745623
Show Author Affiliations
X. P. Cheng, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
P. Shum, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
M. Tang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
J. Zhang, Institute of Microelectronics (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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