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Applied Physics B

, Volume 85, Issue 4, pp 545–548 | Cite as

Dual-wavelength-switching operation based on optical bistability in pump-bypassed ytterbium-doped fiber laser

  • J.-L. LiEmail author
  • M. Musha
  • A. Shirakawa
  • K.-I Ueda
  • L.-X. Zhong
Article

Abstract

The bistable feature of residual pump in a pump-bypassed Yb-doped fiber laser offers the potential to pump Er/Yb co-doped fiber in a bifurcated cavity for the lasing of the 1537 nm line. The results of our proof-of-concept demonstration show that the oscillations at 1040 nm and 1537 nm are operated in the wavelength-switching mode, and this suggests that the combination of optical bistability in a pump-bypassed fiber laser cavity with a bifurcated cavity could be one simple and efficient method for switchable dual-wavelength operation.

Keywords

Fiber Laser Incident Pump Power Optical Bistability Laser Signal Bistable Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-L. Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Musha
    • 1
  • A. Shirakawa
    • 1
  • K.-I Ueda
    • 1
  • L.-X. Zhong
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Laser ScienceUniversity of Electro-CommunicationsTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Electric ScienceNorthwest UniversityXi’anP.R. China

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