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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 621–627

Method for measuring the Raman gain tensor in optical fibers

Idan Mandelbaum, Maxim Bolshtyansky, Tony F. Heinz, and Angela R.Hight Walker  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 621-627 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.000621


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Abstract

We present a technique to measure the tensor components of the Raman gain spectrum in a short piece of optical fiber. Using this approach, we obtain results for the frequency dependence of the Raman gain tensor in a silica-based fiber for Raman shifts from less than 1 to over 15 THz. We compare these data with measurements of spontaneous Raman scattering in bulk silica and find good agreement for the depolarization ratio, including in the low-frequency regime.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2005

Citation
Idan Mandelbaum, Maxim Bolshtyansky, Tony F. Heinz, and Angela R. Hight Walker, "Method for measuring the Raman gain tensor in optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 621-627 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-4-621


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