Abstract

Experimental results are presented showing that resonant pumping can significantly improve the stability of erbium-doped fiber lasers. In particular, it is observed that an erbium fiber laser that exhibits sustained spiking behavior when pumped at 980 nm will revert to stable cw operation when pumped at 1510 nm.

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1995 (1)

W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 31, 1440 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

G. A. Ball, C. E. Houlton, G. Hull-Allen, W. W. Morey, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 192 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (4)

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1163 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P. L. François, G. Stephan, Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

J. L. Zyskind, V. Mizrahi, D. J. DiGiovanni, J. W. Sulhoff, Electron. Lett. 28, 1385 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Archambault, J.-L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1163 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Atkinson, D.

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ball, G. A.

G. A. Ball, C. E. Houlton, G. Hull-Allen, W. W. Morey, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 192 (1994).
[CrossRef]

DiGiovanni, D. J.

J. L. Zyskind, V. Mizrahi, D. J. DiGiovanni, J. W. Sulhoff, Electron. Lett. 28, 1385 (1992).
[CrossRef]

François, P. L.

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P. L. François, G. Stephan, Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Le Boudec, M. Le Flohic, P. L. François, F. Sanchez, G. Stephan, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 25, 359 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hopkinson, M.

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Houlton, C. E.

G. A. Ball, C. E. Houlton, G. Hull-Allen, W. W. Morey, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 192 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Hull-Allen, G.

G. A. Ball, C. E. Houlton, G. Hull-Allen, W. W. Morey, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 192 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kringlebotn, J. T.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1163 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 31, 1440 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Le Boudec, P.

P. Le Boudec, M. Le Flohic, P. L. François, F. Sanchez, G. Stephan, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 25, 359 (1993).
[CrossRef]

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P. L. François, G. Stephan, Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Le Flohic, M.

P. Le Boudec, M. Le Flohic, P. L. François, F. Sanchez, G. Stephan, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 25, 359 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Loh, W. H.

W. H. Loh, Opt. Lett. 21, 734 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 31, 1440 (1995).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mizrahi, V.

J. L. Zyskind, V. Mizrahi, D. J. DiGiovanni, J. W. Sulhoff, Electron. Lett. 28, 1385 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Morey, W. W.

G. A. Ball, C. E. Houlton, G. Hull-Allen, W. W. Morey, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 192 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Morkel, P. R.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1163 (1993).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1163 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1163 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rivers, A.

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, F.

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P. L. François, G. Stephan, Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Le Boudec, M. Le Flohic, P. L. François, F. Sanchez, G. Stephan, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 25, 359 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Seeds, A. J.

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

Stephan, G.

P. Le Boudec, M. Le Flohic, P. L. François, F. Sanchez, G. Stephan, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 25, 359 (1993).
[CrossRef]

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P. L. François, G. Stephan, Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sulhoff, J. W.

J. L. Zyskind, V. Mizrahi, D. J. DiGiovanni, J. W. Sulhoff, Electron. Lett. 28, 1385 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zyskind, J. L.

J. L. Zyskind, V. Mizrahi, D. J. DiGiovanni, J. W. Sulhoff, Electron. Lett. 28, 1385 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

J. L. Zyskind, V. Mizrahi, D. J. DiGiovanni, J. W. Sulhoff, Electron. Lett. 28, 1385 (1992).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 31, 1440 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

W. H. Loh, D. Atkinson, P. R. Morkel, M. Hopkinson, A. Rivers, A. J. Seeds, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 35 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Ball, C. E. Houlton, G. Hull-Allen, W. W. Morey, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 192 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Kringlebotn, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, J.-L. Archambault, D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1163 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Quantum. Electron. (1)

P. Le Boudec, M. Le Flohic, P. L. François, F. Sanchez, G. Stephan, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 25, 359 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

F. Sanchez, P. Le Boudec, P. L. François, G. Stephan, Phys. Rev. A 48, 2220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Lasing characteristics for the erbium-doped fiber laser with different pump wavelengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transient response of the erbium fiber laser under 980-nm pumping and for average output powers of (a) 20 μW, (b) 30 μW, and (c) 40 μW.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transient response of the erbium fiber laser under 1510-nm pumping and for output powers of (a) 20 μW, (b) 30 μW, and (c) 40 μW.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Relative intensity noise spectra of the erbium fiber laser with 980-nm pumping and with 1510-nm pumping. The output power of the fiber laser is the same at 30 μW in both cases.

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