Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp 501–507

Influence of ion pairs on the dynamical behaviour of Er3+-doped fibre lasers

  • P. Le Boudec
  • P. L. Francois
  • E. Delevaque
  • J. -F. Bayon
  • F. Sanchez
  • G. M. Stephan
Paper

DOI: 10.1007/BF00308305

Cite this article as:
Le Boudec, P., Francois, P.L., Delevaque, E. et al. Opt Quant Electron (1993) 25: 501. doi:10.1007/BF00308305

Abstract

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.

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© Chapman & Hall 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Le Boudec
    • 1
  • P. L. Francois
    • 1
  • E. Delevaque
    • 1
  • J. -F. Bayon
    • 1
  • F. Sanchez
    • 2
  • G. M. Stephan
    • 2
  1. 1.France TelecomCNET, LAB/OCM/FOGLannion CedexFrance
  2. 2.ENSSAT, Laboratoire d'OptroniqueEquipe associée au CNRS EP0001Lannion CedexFrance