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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15517–15522

Complete experimental characterization of stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic crystal fiber

J.-C. Beugnot, T. Sylvestre, D. Alasia, H. Maillotte, V. Laude, A. Monteville, L. Provino, N. Traynor, S. Foaleng Mafang, and L. Thévenaz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15517-15522 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.015517


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Abstract

We provide a complete experimental characterization of stimulated Brillouin scattering in a 160 m long solid-core photonic crystal fiber, including threshold and spectrum measurements as well as position-resolved mapping of the Brillouin frequency shift. In particular, a three-fold increase of the Brillouin threshold power is observed, in excellent agreement with the spectrally-broadened Brillouin gain spectrum. Distributed measurements additionally reveal that the rise of the Brillouin threshold results from the broadband nature of the gain spectrum all along the fiber and is strongly influenced by strain. Our experiments confirm that these unique fibers can be exploited for the passive control or the suppression of Brillouin scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2007
Published: November 8, 2007

Citation
J. C. Beugnot, T. Sylvestre, D. Alasia, H. Maillotte, V. Laude, A. Monteville, L. Provino, N. Traynor, S. Foaleng Mafang, and L. Thévenaz, "Complete experimental characterization of stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 15, 15517-15522 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-23-15517


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