Abstract

We have demonstrated suppression and elimination of self-pulsing in a watt-level, dual-clad, ytterbium-doped fiber laser. The addition of a long section of passive fiber in the laser cavity makes the gain recovery faster than the self-pulsation dynamics, allowing only stable cw lasing. This scheme provides a simple and practical method for eliminating self-pulsations in fiber lasers at all pumping levels.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. S. Sanghera, V. Q. Nguyen, P. C. Pureza, R. E. Miklos, F. H. Kung, and I. D. Aggarwal, J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 743 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. Dinand and Ch. Schütte, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 14 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Mizrahi, D. J. DiGiovanni, R. M. Atkins, S. G. Grubb, Y.-K. Park, and J.-M. P. Delavaux, J. Lightwave Technol. 11, 2021 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the ytterbium-doped fiber laser. D1 is the dichroic mirror, L1 and L2 are aspheric lenses, and FBG is the fiber Bragg grating.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power as a function of the pump power for fiber lasers with four different cavity lengths. The active fiber length is 20 m in all four cases.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Self-pulsing dynamics of laser 1 when the pump power is 3.2 W .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Self-pulsing dynamics of laser 1 when the pump power is 7.2 W .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Self-pulsing characteristics of the fiber lasers with four different cavity lengths. The active fiber length is 20 m in all four cases.

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