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Fiber laser relaxation oscillation noise suppression through the use of self-biased intracavity loss modulator
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate a technique for suppressing the intensity noise of the erbium doped fiber lasers. We show that by introducing negative feedback into the system through the use of a self-biased intracavity loss modulator, the relaxation oscillation noise of the fiber laser could be suppressed by as much as 20 dB. To explain the observed noise reduction phenomenon, a simple theory based on teh linearized rate equation has been developed and also been supported by experimental measurements. We also derive a formula for estimating the maximum achievalbe intesity noise suppression ratio.

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Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5595, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565162
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Guanghao Zhu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Qiang Wang, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Hao Dong, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5595:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi, Editor(s)

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