A new model that describes the influence of a laser intracavity frequency shifter is proposed. Laser line broadening that is due to the presence of the frequency shift is derived. The theoretical model is validated by experimental results. Multiwavelength operation of this laser is explained.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
Radan Slavík and Sophie LaRochelle, "Frequency shift in a fiber laser resonator," Opt. Lett. 27, 28-30 (2002)