An Efficient Algorithm for Steady State Analysis of Fibre Lasers Operating under Cascade Pumping Scheme

Slawomir Sujecki


We derive an efficient algorithm for the steady state analysis of fibre lasers operating under cascade pumping scheme by combining the shooting method with the Newton-Raphson method. We compare the proposed algorithm with the two standard algorithms that have been used so far in the available literature: the relaxation method and the coupled solution method. The results obtained show that the proposed shooting method based algorithm achieves much faster convergence rate at the expense of a moderate increase in the calculation time.  It is found that a further improvement in the computational efficiency can be achieved by using few iterations of the relaxation method to calculate the initial guess for the proposed shooting method based algorithm.

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