Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is a key problem with the increasing power of fiber transmission systems. In this letter, a frequency-modulated fiber laser with an ultra-narrow linewidth is chosen as a light source. The SBS threshold is increased from 4.1 to 6.2 mW at 13-MHz frequency modulation amplitude for a 50-km G652 fiber. We also show that the SBS threshold increases with not only the frequency modulation amplitude, but also the modulation frequency. The modulation frequency should be high enough for effective modulation.
© 2010 Chinese Optics Letters
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
Wei Chen and Zhou Meng, "Effects of modulation amplitude and frequency of frequency-modulated fiber lasers on the threshold of the stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fiber," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 1124-1126 (2010)