Abstract

It is shown that the saw-tooth variation of the cavity length in a photorefractive semilinear coherent oscillator can suppress the instability in the frequency domain and prevent a bifurcation in the oscillation spectrum. To achieve such a suppression the frequency of the cavity length modulation should be chosen appropriately. It depends on the photorefractive crystal parameters (electrooptic properties, photoconductivity, dimensions) and on the experimental conditions (pump intensity ratio, orientation of the pump and oscillation waves with respect to the crystallographic axes, polarization of the pump waves, etc. ). It depends also strongly on a possible misalignment of the two pump waves. On the other hand, within a certain range of the experimental parameters the mirror vibration may lead to a further frequency splitting in the already existing two-mode oscillation spectrum.

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V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
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P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

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L. P. Yatsenko, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, "Theory of a frequency-shifted feedback laser," Opt. Commun. 236, 183-202 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

M. Grapinet, P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Semilinear coherent oscillator with reflection-type photorefractive gratings," Appl. Phys. B 77, 551-554 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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1984 (1)

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1965 (1)

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Bergmann, K.

V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Bonnet, G.

V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Burton Crumly, C.

L. Curtis Foster, M. D. Ewy, and C. Burton Crumly, "Laser mode locking by an external Doppler cell," Appl. Phys. Lett. 6, 6-8 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Cronin-Golomb, M.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, "Theory and applications of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20,12-20 (1984).

Curtis Foster, L.

L. Curtis Foster, M. D. Ewy, and C. Burton Crumly, "Laser mode locking by an external Doppler cell," Appl. Phys. Lett. 6, 6-8 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Ewy, M. D.

L. Curtis Foster, M. D. Ewy, and C. Burton Crumly, "Laser mode locking by an external Doppler cell," Appl. Phys. Lett. 6, 6-8 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Fischer, B.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, "Theory and applications of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20,12-20 (1984).

George,

Grapinet, M.

P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

M. Grapinet, P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Semilinear coherent oscillator with reflection-type photorefractive gratings," Appl. Phys. B 77, 551-554 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hardy, A.

Jauslin, H. R.

P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

Khodakovskyy, V. M.

V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mathey, P.

P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

M. Grapinet, P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Semilinear coherent oscillator with reflection-type photorefractive gratings," Appl. Phys. B 77, 551-554 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Oscillation spectra of semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillator with two pump waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2967-2977 (2002).

P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Instability of single frequency operation in semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillators," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 053901-1-4 (2002).

Odoulov, S.

P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

M. Grapinet, P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Semilinear coherent oscillator with reflection-type photorefractive gratings," Appl. Phys. B 77, 551-554 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Oscillation spectra of semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillator with two pump waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2967-2977 (2002).

P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Instability of single frequency operation in semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillators," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 053901-1-4 (2002).

Ogurtsov, V. V.

V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rytz, D.

P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

M. Grapinet, P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Semilinear coherent oscillator with reflection-type photorefractive gratings," Appl. Phys. B 77, 551-554 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Oscillation spectra of semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillator with two pump waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2967-2977 (2002).

P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Instability of single frequency operation in semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillators," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 053901-1-4 (2002).

Shore, B. W.

V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. P. Yatsenko, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, "Theory of a frequency-shifted feedback laser," Opt. Commun. 236, 183-202 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A.

Sturman, B.

P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

White, J. O.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, "Theory and applications of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20,12-20 (1984).

Yariv, A.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, "Theory and applications of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20,12-20 (1984).

Yatsenko, L. P.

V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. P. Yatsenko, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, "Theory of a frequency-shifted feedback laser," Opt. Commun. 236, 183-202 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Grapinet, P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Semilinear coherent oscillator with reflection-type photorefractive gratings," Appl. Phys. B 77, 551-554 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. Curtis Foster, M. D. Ewy, and C. Burton Crumly, "Laser mode locking by an external Doppler cell," Appl. Phys. Lett. 6, 6-8 (1965).
[CrossRef]

European Phys. J. D (1)

P. Mathey, M. Grapinet, H. R. Jauslin, B. Sturman, D. Rytz, and S. Odoulov, "Threshold behavior of semi-linear photorefractive oscillator," European Phys. J. D 39, 445-451 (2006).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, "Theory and applications of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20,12-20 (1984).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (2)

L. P. Yatsenko, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, "Theory of a frequency-shifted feedback laser," Opt. Commun. 236, 183-202 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Ogurtsov, L. P. Yatsenko, V. M. Khodakovskyy, B. W. Shore, G. Bonnet, K. Bergmann, "Experimental characterization of an Yb3+-doped fiber ring laser with frequency shifted feedback," Opt. Commun. 266, 627- 637 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

L. Solymar, D. Webb, and A. Grunnet-Jepsen, "The Physics and Applications of Photorefractive Materials," (Clarendon, Oxford, 1996).

P. Mathey, S. Odoulov, and D. Rytz, "Instability of single frequency operation in semilinear photorefractive coherent oscillators," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 053901-1-4 (2002).

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