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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1478–1480

Fast polarization dynamics of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser

Quinton L. Williams and Rajarshi Roy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 1478-1480 (1996)

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The polarization dynamics of a unidirectional erbium-doped fiber ring laser has been observed for individual round trips in the cavity. A rich variety of dynamic states, including square-wave pulses and irregular temporal patterns, was observed as operating parameters were changed. A model with coupled delay and differential equations is used to interpret the dynamics.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 3, 1996
Published: September 15, 1996

Quinton L. Williams and Rajarshi Roy, "Fast polarization dynamics of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1478-1480 (1996)

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