OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1635–

Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Raman-Pumped Fibers: A Theoretical Approach

A. Kobyakov, M. Mehendale, M. Vasilyev, S. Tsuda, and A. F. Evans

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1635- (2002)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (206 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

We develop a theoretical approach to describe stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in Raman-pumped optical fibers. We derive the condition for the SBS threshold as a function of fiber parameters and the input power of forward and/or backward pump. A particular emphasis is given to the effect of the fiber length and unequal absorption coefficients for pump and signal wavelengths on the SBS threshold. Simple, yet accurate, analytical expressions for the SBS threshold in pumped fibers are also obtained. We show that in pumped fibers, the SBS threshold power is inversely proportional to the path-average integral of Raman gain. Validity ranges of derived formulas are considered in detail. The theoretical predictions are verified experimentally. The calculated values of the SBS threshold powers are in a good agreement with the measured threshold power in Raman-pumped dispersion-compensated fibers.

[IEEE ]

Citation
A. Kobyakov, M. Mehendale, M. Vasilyev, S. Tsuda, and A. F. Evans, "Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Raman-Pumped Fibers: A Theoretical Approach," J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 1635- (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-20-8-1635


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. Y. Aoki, K. Tajima and I. Mito, "Input power limits of single-mode optical fibers due to stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical communication systems", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 6, pp. 710-719, May 1988.
  2. D. A. Fishman and J. A. Nagel, "Degradations due to stimulated Brillouin scattering in multigigabit intensity-modulated fiber-optic systems", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 11, pp. 1721-1728, Nov. 1993 .
  3. B. Foley, M. L. Dakss, R. W. Davies and P. Melman, "Gain saturation in fiber Raman amplifiers due to stimulated Brillouin scattering", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 7, pp. 2024-2032, Dec. 1989.
  4. R. G. Smith, "Optical power handling capacity of low loss optical fibers as determined by stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering", Appl. Opt., vol. 11, pp. 2489-2494, 1972.
  5. K. Shiraki, M. Ohashi and M. Tateda, "SBS threshold of a fiber with a Brillouin frequency shift distribution", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 50-57, Jan. 1996.
  6. M. F. Fereira, "Impact of stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers with distributed gain", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 13, pp. 1692-1697, Aug. 1995.
  7. M. O. Van Deventer and A. J. Boot, "Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode fibers", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 12, pp. 585-590, Apr. 1994.

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited