Abstract

Self-pulsing instability in the ytterbium-doped fiber (YDF) laser is investigated with the pump-bypassed cavity configuration. The residual pump light acts as a probe of the intracavity dynamics, and the temporal behavior of the light shows correlations with the self-mode locking instability in the original cavity and the sustained self-pulsing instability in the modified cavity of the YDF laser. The results suggest that the interactions among stimulated emission, pump absorption and/or reabsorption could account for self-pulsing instability in the YDF laser. The pump-bypassed laser cavity configuration can be used to investigate the instabilities of various kinds of fiber lasers.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the Yb-doped fiber laser: (a) original cavity, (b) modified cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Residual pump power and signal output power as functions of pump current I.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscillatory behaviors of the residual pump intensity at low pumping level.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transient characteristics of the residual pump light and the signal in the SML regime at (a), (b) I = 112 mA and (c), (d) I = 900 mA . The oscilloscope trace in (c) is averaged 32 times.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Detailed correspondence of the 32-times-averaged trace of the residual pump with that of the signal at I = 800 mA . The optical path difference between the residual pump and signal before they reach their respective detectors may cause their time deviation from each other.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Synchronicity of the SSP instability with the residual pump in the modified cavity when I = 102 mA .

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