Abstract

We investigate the dynamics of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser that is equipped with an intracavity hollow core photonic crystal fiber gas cell. The cell is filled with acetylene as a saturable absorber. We observe cw operation at low pressures, Q switching at intermediate pressure levels, and mode locking at high pressures applied. Moreover, we show that the transition from the cw to the pulsed mode may be exploited for sensitive gas detection.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Large-core acetylene-filled photonic microcells made by tapering a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

Natalie V. Wheeler, Michael D. W. Grogan, Philip S. Light, Francois Couny, Timothy A. Birks, and Fetah Benabid
Opt. Lett. 35(11) 1875-1877 (2010)

Self-Q-switching and mode locking in a 1.53-μm fiber ring laser with saturable absorption in erbium-doped fiber at 4.2 K

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunori Suzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, and Yasuo Kimura
Opt. Lett. 18(8) 613-615 (1993)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription