13-19 June 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Numerical Analysis of Er-doped DFB Fiber Laser: Er ion Concentration and Output Power Optimization

17 Jun 2015, 19:22
CCIS Ground Floor PCL lounge (University of Alberta)

CCIS Ground Floor PCL lounge

University of Alberta

Poster (Non-Student) / affiche (non-étudiant) Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Canada / Division de la physique atomique, moléculaire et photonique, Canada (DAMOPC-DPAMPC) DAMOPC Poster Session with beer / Session d'affiches avec bière DPAMPC


Jalal Norooz Oliaee (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada)


In this paper the dependence of Er-doped distributed feedback (ED-DFB) fiber laser output power on Erbium ion concentration is investigated theoretically. Numerical results show that by increasing ion concentration, the output power reaches a maximum and decreases for very high ion concentrations due to homogeneous up-conversion effect. Maximum value of output power of the ED-DFB fiber laser depends on the pump power and takes place at different concentrations. It is shown that the up-conversion effect gives rise to an increase in the pump power threshold. The structure of the DFB fiber laser considered in this work is 5 $cm$ long with a phase shift of $\pi /2$ at the center of the grating. The up-conversion effect is modeled by adding a term to the rate equations. Numerical calculations are performed by self-consistent solution of rate equations and coupled wave equations using transfer matrix method for $\lambda=1.55 \mu m$.

Primary author

Jalal Norooz Oliaee (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada)


Prof. Fatemeh Shahshahani (Department of Physics, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran)

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