Time- and position-dependent modeling of high-power low-repetition-rate Er-Yb-fiber amplifier
2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
IEEE Computer Society
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There is rapid progress in the development of high-power fiber lasers due to their robust operation, low cost, high beam quality at high powers. There are various applications, such as laser sensing, LIDAR applications, processing of specific materials, which require robust and high-power pulsed laser sources at 1550 nm with high beam quality. Achievement of high peak power with low repetition rate is challenging due to well-known problems of strong nonlinear effects and amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) build-up between pulses. In order to reach highest efficiency, the design of each stage of amplification should be carefully optimized. Numerical modeling can be a great tool due to the large number of parameters involved . To date, most modeling efforts of fiber amplification have assumed either a lumped gain model for pulse propagation or a distributed, position-dependent gain model for CW signal for computational simplicity. Here, we investigate both time- and position-dependent gain dynamics numerically, which are used to optimize experimental results. © 2013 IEEE.