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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1993
  • pp: 1890–1892

Antiphase dynamics and chaos in self-pulsing erbium-doped fiber lasers

P. Le Boudec, C. Jaouen, P. L. François, J.-F. Bayon, F. Sanchez, P. Besnard, and G. Stéphan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 1890-1892 (1993)

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We present experimental evidence of antiphase dynamics in self-pulsing erbium-doped fiber lasers operating simultaneously at 1.536- and 1.55-μm wavelengths. Autonomous chaos is also observed for several ranges of pumping rates. The fractal dimension of the chaotic attractor, calculated from experimental data by use of the Procaccia method, is found to depend on the pumping ratio but always remains smaller than 4.1, regardless of the chaotic regime considered.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 12, 1993
Published: November 15, 1993

P. Le Boudec, F. Sanchez, P. Besnard, C. Jaouen, P. L. François, G. Stéphan, and J.-F. Bayon, "Antiphase dynamics and chaos in self-pulsing erbium-doped fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 1890-1892 (1993)

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