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Suppression of self-pulsing behavior in erbium-doped fiber lasers
Author(s): Huimin Chen; Guanghao Zhu; Niloy K. Dutta; K. Dreyer
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Paper Abstract

We have experimentally demonstrated that the stability of CW and mode-locked erbium doped fiber ring laser can be significantly improved with a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) inside the cavity. The fast saturable gain of the SOA suppresses significantly the self-pulsing due to ion pairs in the erbium-doped fiber, which acts as a saturable absorber. A linear stabilization analysis of the laser system agrees with out experiment results.

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Date Published: 12 June 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4646, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X, (12 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470571
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Huimin Chen, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Guanghao Zhu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
K. Dreyer, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4646:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X
Peter Blood; Marek Osinski; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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