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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 256–258

Self-pulsation in fiber-coupled, on-chip microcavity lasers

Lina He, Şahin Kaya Özdemir, Jiangang Zhu, and Lan Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 256-258 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000256


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Abstract

We report self-pulsation in an erbium-doped silica toroidal microcavity laser coupled to a tapered fiber and investigate the effects of pump power and taper-cavity coupling condition on the dynamic behaviors of the pulse train. The microcavity is pumped at 1444.8 nm, and lasing occurs at 1560.2 nm with a threshold of 12 μ W . Experimental results are interpreted within the framework of ion-pair induced self-quenching model.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2009
Published: January 15, 2010

Citation
Lina He, Şahin Kaya Özdemir, Jiangang Zhu, and Lan Yang, "Self-pulsation in fiber-coupled, on-chip microcavity lasers," Opt. Lett. 35, 256-258 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-2-256


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