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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 582–593

Unique characteristic features of stimulated Brillouin scattering in small-core photonic crystal fibers

John E. McElhenny, Radha K. Pattnaik, Jean Toulouse, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 582-593 (2008)

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We present extensive stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) results from experiments and modeling for four different photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) with core diameters ranging from 8 to 1.7 μ m . These results reveal several SBS characteristic features of small-core PCFs, high thresholds, and acoustic peaks, which are due to their antiguiding nature and highly multimode acoustic character. The nature of what we believe to be new acoustic modes is examined in the light of the large variations observed in the Brillouin gain, Brillouin threshold, and Brillouin shift with decreasing core diameter and optical wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

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Original Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008

John E. McElhenny, Radha K. Pattnaik, Jean Toulouse, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba, "Unique characteristic features of stimulated Brillouin scattering in small-core photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 582-593 (2008)

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