Design and optimization of a diode-pumped fiber-coupled Yb:Er glass waveguide laser

Wei Chih Liu, Susan N. Houde-Walter, David L. Veasey, Adele P. Peskin

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An adaptive simulated annealing optimization algorithm is used to derive laser rate equation and waveguiding models with which the best design for a diode-pumped fiber-coupled, Yb:Er glass waveguide laser can be determined. Material parameters that correspond to commercially available laser-glass and diode-pump sources are used in this study. Given a continuous-wave 300-mW pump at 977 nm, approximately 48 mW of power at 1540 nm can be coupled into the LP01mode of an optical fiber. Fabrication and alignment tolerance analyses are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6165-6173
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 20


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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