We propose a scheme whereby the self-pulsation that commonly occurs in an erbium-doped fiber laser can be suppressed. The scheme consists of the addition of a low-power laser as an auxiliary pump. The required auxiliary pump power is only a few percent of the output lasing power. There is reasonable agreement between experimental and theoretical results.
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Liguo Luo and P. L. Chu, "Suppression of self-pulsing in an erbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 22, 1174-1176 (1997)