We investigate the switching dynamics of Raman fiber lasers (RFLs). Cascaded RFLs show strong output pulses when switched on, which are reduced by longer rise times of the pump without affecting the overall settling time.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
S. Cierullies, M. Krause, H. Renner, and E. Brinkmeyer, "Switching dynamics of Raman fiber lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMD2.
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