The competition between two time-delayed feedback may cause frustration in selecting an oscillation mode, when there exist many potential modes with subtly different stabilities. Thus, a slight change in cavity length enables an oscillation in a quite different mode. This phenomenon is examined employing a diode-pumped microchip Nd:YVO4 laser with multimode fiber feedback which forms a compound cavity. In particular, single mode laser operation in which mode-partition noise is not essential but the intrinsic noise fluctuation in intensity is dominant for the frustration is obtained.
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA|
Duration: 23 May 1999 → 28 May 1999
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)|
|City||Baltimore, MD, USA|
|Period||23/05/99 → 28/05/99|