Frequency instability in Er/Yb fiber grating lasers due to heating by nonradiative transitions

W. S. Man, Y. Z. Xu, Hwa Yaw Tam, M. S. Demokan

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Heating of the Er/Yb-codoped fiber lasers due to strong pump absorption was found to cause large frequency fluctuation in addition to lasing wavelength shift. Laser frequency fluctuation of up to 1.7 GHz was measured by using an absorption line of an acetylene gas cell. The large frequency fluctuation was reduced to less than 80 MHz with proper cooling of the laser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1390-1392
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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