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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1450–1452

Residual pump light as a probe of self-pulsing instability in an ytterbium-doped fiber laser

Jianlang Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, Mitsuru Musha, and Akira Shirakawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1450-1452 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001450


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Abstract

Self-pulsing instability in the ytterbium-doped fiber (YDF) laser is investigated with the pump-bypassed cavity configuration. The residual pump light acts as a probe of the intracavity dynamics, and the temporal behavior of the light shows correlations with the self-mode locking instability in the original cavity and the sustained self-pulsing instability in the modified cavity of the YDF laser. The results suggest that the interactions among stimulated emission, pump absorption and/or reabsorption could account for self-pulsing instability in the YDF laser. The pump-bypassed laser cavity configuration can be used to investigate the instabilities of various kinds of fiber lasers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2006

Citation
Jianlang Li, Ken-ichi Ueda, Mitsuru Musha, and Akira Shirakawa, "Residual pump light as a probe of self-pulsing instability in an ytterbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 1450-1452 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1450

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