We present experimental confirmation of bistable behavior between two distinct periodic orbits in a self-pulsing dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser. This result had been theoretically predicted with an ion-pair model that was valid for the description of most of the dynamic properties of this kind of laser.
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J. Daniel, J.-M. Costa, P. LeBoudec, G. Stephan, and F. Sanchez, "Generalized bistability in an erbium-doped fiber laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1291-1294 (1998)