Abstract

We report on intensity noise suppression in a diode-pumped, single-frequency erbium bulk-glass laser codoped with ytterbium. Using an optoelectronic feedback circuit, we acheived a 30-dB reduction of the relaxation oscillation peak, at 160-kHz frequency, to a relative intensity noise of −114 dB/Hz. A useful output power of 15 mW at 1533-nm wavelength was obtained.

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1995

1994

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

G. A. Ball, G. Hull-Allen, C. Holton, W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1990

T. J. Kane, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 244 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1982

V. P. Gapontsev, S. M. Matisin, A. A. Isineev, V. B. Kravchenko, Opt. Laser Technol. 14, 189 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Archambault, J.-L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ball, G. A.

G. A. Ball, G. Hull-Allen, C. Holton, W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bava, E.

Cheng, Y.

Gapontsev, V. P.

V. P. Gapontsev, S. M. Matisin, A. A. Isineev, V. B. Kravchenko, Opt. Laser Technol. 14, 189 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Holton, C.

G. A. Ball, G. Hull-Allen, C. Holton, W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hull-Allen, G.

G. A. Ball, G. Hull-Allen, C. Holton, W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Isineev, A. A.

V. P. Gapontsev, S. M. Matisin, A. A. Isineev, V. B. Kravchenko, Opt. Laser Technol. 14, 189 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kane, T. J.

T. J. Kane, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 244 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Koonen, A. M. J.

W. Muys, J. C. van der Plaats, F. W. Willems, H. J. van Dijk, J. S. Leong, A. M. J. Koonen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 691 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kravchenko, V. B.

V. P. Gapontsev, S. M. Matisin, A. A. Isineev, V. B. Kravchenko, Opt. Laser Technol. 14, 189 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kringlebotn, J. T.

Y. Cheng, J. T. Kringlebotn, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, Opt. Lett. 20, 875 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

Laporta, P.

S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, L. Pallaro, P. Laporta, C. Svelto, E. Bava, Opt. Lett. 20, 2420 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Taccheo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Proceedings of the 22th European Conference on Optical Communications (Telenor, Oslo, Norway, 1996), paper WeP.21.

Leong, J. S.

W. Muys, J. C. van der Plaats, F. W. Willems, H. J. van Dijk, J. S. Leong, A. M. J. Koonen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 691 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Loh, W. H.

Longhi, S.

Matisin, S. M.

V. P. Gapontsev, S. M. Matisin, A. A. Isineev, V. B. Kravchenko, Opt. Laser Technol. 14, 189 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Morey, W. W.

G. A. Ball, G. Hull-Allen, C. Holton, W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Muys, W.

W. Muys, J. C. van der Plaats, F. W. Willems, H. J. van Dijk, J. S. Leong, A. M. J. Koonen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 691 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pallaro, L.

Payne, D. N.

Y. Cheng, J. T. Kringlebotn, W. H. Loh, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, Opt. Lett. 20, 875 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, C.

Svelto, O.

S. Taccheo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Proceedings of the 22th European Conference on Optical Communications (Telenor, Oslo, Norway, 1996), paper WeP.21.

Taccheo, S.

S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, L. Pallaro, P. Laporta, C. Svelto, E. Bava, Opt. Lett. 20, 2420 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Taccheo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Proceedings of the 22th European Conference on Optical Communications (Telenor, Oslo, Norway, 1996), paper WeP.21.

Townsend, J. E.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

van der Plaats, J. C.

W. Muys, J. C. van der Plaats, F. W. Willems, H. J. van Dijk, J. S. Leong, A. M. J. Koonen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 691 (1995).
[CrossRef]

van Dijk, H. J.

W. Muys, J. C. van der Plaats, F. W. Willems, H. J. van Dijk, J. S. Leong, A. M. J. Koonen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 691 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Vienne, G. G.

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Willems, F. W.

W. Muys, J. C. van der Plaats, F. W. Willems, H. J. van Dijk, J. S. Leong, A. M. J. Koonen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 691 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

G. A. Ball, G. Hull-Allen, C. Holton, W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 29, 1623 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Kringlebotn, J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, J. E. Townsend, G. G. Vienne, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 30, 972 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

W. Muys, J. C. van der Plaats, F. W. Willems, H. J. van Dijk, J. S. Leong, A. M. J. Koonen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 691 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Kane, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 244 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol.

V. P. Gapontsev, S. M. Matisin, A. A. Isineev, V. B. Kravchenko, Opt. Laser Technol. 14, 189 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

S. Taccheo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Proceedings of the 22th European Conference on Optical Communications (Telenor, Oslo, Norway, 1996), paper WeP.21.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental RIN of the free-running Er:Yb:glass laser. The input pump power to the active material is 220 mW, the laser threshold is 45 mW, and the laser output power is 16 mW. (b) Superposition of the background intensity noise with the noise. (c) Background intensity noise.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Block diagram of the feedback loop for intensity noise reduction.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental RIN spectrum of the Er:Yb laser: (a) in the free-running regime and (b) with the feedback control operating to suppress the intensity noise. The operating conditions of the laser are the same as those for Fig. 1.

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