We show experimentally that clean fundamental and Stokes RF spectra are observed in the output from a passively switched fiber laser configuration that was first demonstrated by Zhao and Jackson [Opt. Lett. 31, 751 (2006)] . Stable pulse trains are shown to be produced, thus verifying that the passively switched fiber laser operates in a stable fashion. Describing the physical mechanisms underlying the behavior as nonstationary within the cavity may only partly describe the observed behavior.
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Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2006
Published: August 25, 2006
Yucheng Zhao and Stuart D. Jackson, "Reply to Comment on "Passively Q-switched fiber laser that uses saturable Raman gain"," Opt. Lett. 31, 2739-2740 (2006)