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Title: Optical amplifier exhibiting net phase-mismatch selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation and method of operation

Abstract

An optical amplifier, such as an optical waveguide amplifier (e.g., an optical fiber amplifier or a planar waveguide) or a non-guiding optical amplifier, that exhibits a net phase-mismatch selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation thereof is disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, an optical amplifier structure includes at least one optical amplifier having a length and a gain region. The at least one optical amplifier exhibits a net phase-mismatch that varies along at least part of the length thereof selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation thereof.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Cupertino, CA
  2. San Ramon, CA
  3. Pleasanton, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015407
Patent Number(s):
7880961
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/800,383
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Feve, Jean-Philippe, Kliner, Dahv A. V., and Farrow, Roger L. Optical amplifier exhibiting net phase-mismatch selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation and method of operation. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Feve, Jean-Philippe, Kliner, Dahv A. V., & Farrow, Roger L. Optical amplifier exhibiting net phase-mismatch selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation and method of operation. United States.
Feve, Jean-Philippe, Kliner, Dahv A. V., and Farrow, Roger L. Tue . "Optical amplifier exhibiting net phase-mismatch selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation and method of operation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015407.
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abstractNote = {An optical amplifier, such as an optical waveguide amplifier (e.g., an optical fiber amplifier or a planar waveguide) or a non-guiding optical amplifier, that exhibits a net phase-mismatch selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation thereof is disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, an optical amplifier structure includes at least one optical amplifier having a length and a gain region. The at least one optical amplifier exhibits a net phase-mismatch that varies along at least part of the length thereof selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation thereof.},
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Fiber-based laser with tunable repetition rate, fixed pulse duration, and multiple wavelength output
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