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Stability of an Er-Yb-doped fiber distributed-feedback laser with external reflections

Stability of an Er-Yb-doped fiber distributed-feedback laser with external reflections
Stability of an Er-Yb-doped fiber distributed-feedback laser with external reflections
The maximum tolerable amplitude back reflection coefficient r(ext,c) into a fiber distributed-feedback laser before the onset of instability has been investigated. r(ext,c) was found to decrease with increasing external cavity lengths up to ~320 m and to be proportional to the relative linewidth of the relaxation oscillation resonance. The tolerable length of Rayleigh backscattering standard telecom fiber was found to be 135-200 m. An observed degradation in the laser stability and slope efficiency at low pump powers is believed to be due to UV-induced saturable absorbers.
0146-9592
617-619
Ronnekleiv, Erlend
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Hadeler, Oliver
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Vienne, Guillaume
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Ronnekleiv, Erlend
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Hadeler, Oliver
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Vienne, Guillaume
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Ronnekleiv, Erlend, Hadeler, Oliver and Vienne, Guillaume (1999) Stability of an Er-Yb-doped fiber distributed-feedback laser with external reflections. Optics Letters, 24 (9), 617-619. (doi:10.1364/OL.24.000617).

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The maximum tolerable amplitude back reflection coefficient r(ext,c) into a fiber distributed-feedback laser before the onset of instability has been investigated. r(ext,c) was found to decrease with increasing external cavity lengths up to ~320 m and to be proportional to the relative linewidth of the relaxation oscillation resonance. The tolerable length of Rayleigh backscattering standard telecom fiber was found to be 135-200 m. An observed degradation in the laser stability and slope efficiency at low pump powers is believed to be due to UV-induced saturable absorbers.

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Published date: 1 May 1999

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Local EPrints ID: 77815
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77815
ISSN: 0146-9592
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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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Author: Erlend Ronnekleiv
Author: Oliver Hadeler
Author: Guillaume Vienne

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