Regimes of self-pulsing in fiber lasers have been characterized. Experiments show that the addition of a long section of passive fiber in the laser cavity can stabilize the laser and largely suppress the self-pulsations.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
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(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
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W. Guan and J. R. Marciante, "Suppression of Self-Pulsations in Dual-Clad, Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMA3.