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Limiting effects of four-wave-mixing in high-power pulsed-fiber amplifiers
Author(s): Jean-Philippe Fève; Paul E. Schrader; Roger L. Farrow; Dahv A. V. Kliner
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Paper Abstract

We present an experimental and theoretical analysis of four-wave-mixing (FWM) in nanosecond pulsed fiber amplifiers FWM leads to a saturation of the in-band amplified pulse energy and to distortions of the spectral and temporal profiles, and it is the main limiting effect in the ~1 ns temporal regime. A simple model considering both Raman and FWM contributions provides a good description of the measured behaviours, allowing optimization and design tradeoffs to be explored for mitigating FWM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 64531P (22 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.701817
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Jean-Philippe Fève, Teem Photonics SA (France)
Paul E. Schrader, Sandia National Labs. Livermore (United States)
Roger L. Farrow, Sandia National Labs. Livermore (United States)
Dahv A. V. Kliner, Sandia National Labs. Livermore (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6453:
Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann; Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley III, Editor(s)

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