A new approach to improving the stability of erbium-doped fiber lasers is presented. By use of a model based on ion-pair effects, spiking behavior is shown to be effectively suppressed by resonant pumping when the pump wavelength is sufficiently close to the lasing wavelength.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 11, 1996
Published: May 15, 1996
W. H. Loh, "Suppression of self-pulsing behavior in erbium-doped fiber lasers with resonant pumping," Opt. Lett. 21, 734-736 (1996)