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Upconversion assisted self-pulsing in a high-concentration erbium doped fibre laser

1Optics Research Group, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford, Ireland

2Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Electrum 229, SE-164 40, Kista, Sweden

3Department of Engineering Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, FI-02015 TKK, Helsinki, Finland

4Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Joensuu, FI-80101, Joensuu, Finland

© 2010 Versita Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Open Physics. Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 159–163, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: 10.2478/s11534-009-0137-2, January 2010

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We report results on experimental and theoretical characterisation of self-pulsing in high concentration erbium doped fibre laser which is free from erbium clusters. Unlike previous models of self-pulsing accounting for pair-induced quenching (PIQ) on the clustered erbium ions, new model has been developed with accounting for statistical nature of the excitation migration and upconversion and resonance-like pumpto-signal intensity noise transfer. The obtained results are in a good agreement with the experimental data.

Keywords: fibre lasers; upconversion; erbium; optical instabilities

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