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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2930–2939

Measurement of the Raman gain coefficient via inverse Raman scattering

L. Schneebeli, K. Kieu, E. Merzlyak, J. M. Hales, A. DeSimone, J. W. Perry, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 2930-2939 (2013)

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We report a new characterization technique of Raman gain materials through inverse Raman scattering (IRS). The technique is applied to silica glass optical fiber and several liquids in liquid-core optical fiber (LCOF). We obtain good quantitative agreement with a conventional technique that estimates the gain coefficient from steady-state Raman scattering measurements. Our results demonstrate that IRS is a viable tool to characterize new materials for ultralow-power nonlinear optics and all-optical switching.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2013
Published: October 24, 2013

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L. Schneebeli, K. Kieu, E. Merzlyak, J. M. Hales, A. DeSimone, J. W. Perry, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, "Measurement of the Raman gain coefficient via inverse Raman scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2930-2939 (2013)

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