Influence of ion pairs on the dynamical behaviour of Er3+-doped fibre lasers
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- Le Boudec, P., Francois, P.L., Delevaque, E. et al. Opt Quant Electron (1993) 25: 501. doi:10.1007/BF00308305
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We demonstrate experimentally the influence of ion-pair concentration on the dynamical behaviour of erbium-doped fibre lasers. At low pair densities, the laser has a CW output, while at higher densities it exhibits a self-pulsing behaviour. For intermediate pair concentrations, the output intensity evolves continuously from an infinite train of pulses to a CW steady state as the pumping ratio is increased.