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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 14 — Jul. 12, 2004
  • pp: 3171–3177

Pump noise as the source of self-modulation and self-pulsing in Erbium fiber laser

Yuri O. Barmenkov and Alexander V. Kir’yanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 14, pp. 3171-3177 (2004)

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We report on the first experimental observation of an influence of noise in a pumping diode laser on the appearance of self-induced modulation and self-pulsing in an all-fiber Erbium laser. The diode laser amplitude noise, being a superposition of spectral components, with some of which to match the resonant frequency of relaxation oscillations in the Erbium fiber laser at the pump rate fixed, acts as a disturbing force, being a source of the modulation effects. This disturbance causes the relaxation oscillations of the Erbium fiber laser to become non-dumped and appears as self-modulation and even self-pulsing of the laser output power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

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Original Manuscript: May 24, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2004
Published: July 12, 2004

Yuri Barmenkov and Alexander Kir'yanov, "Pump noise as the source of self-modulation and self-pulsing in Erbium fiber laser," Opt. Express 12, 3171-3177 (2004)

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