Abstract

We show experimentally that clean fundamental and Stokes RF spectra are observed in the output from a passively switched fiber laser configuration that was first demonstrated by Zhao and Jackson [Opt. Lett. 31, 751 (2006)] . Stable pulse trains are shown to be produced, thus verifying that the passively switched fiber laser operates in a stable fashion. Describing the physical mechanisms underlying the behavior as nonstationary within the cavity may only partly describe the observed behavior.

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  1. Y. Zhao and S. D. Jackson, Opt. Lett. 31, 751 (2006).
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  2. R. Paschotta, Opt. Lett. 31, 2737 (2006).
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  3. A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, 1986).

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Fig. 1

Fundamental, first, and second Stokes pulse trains of the passively switched three-wavelength fiber laser.

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Fig. 2

Measured RF spectrum of the fundamental and the second Stokes.

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