We describe a model for the stimulated Raman gain spectrum and the Raman response function in silica fiber using multiple vibrational modes. We base the model on previous spectroscopic data [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B <b>1</b>, 652 (1984) and J. Opt. Soc. Am. B <b>6</b>, 1159 (1989)] and extend an earlier proposed model [Appl. Opt. <b>21</b>, 359 (1982)] by making use of an inhomogeneous distribution of damped oscillators. The model provides a simple analytical expression for the Raman response function and an expression for the Raman gain spectrum that is easy to evaluate numerically.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
Dawn Hollenbeck and Cyrus D. Cantrell, "Multiple-vibrational-mode model for fiber-optic Raman gain spectrum and response function," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2886-2892 (2002)