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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18486–18494

Cascaded random distributed feedback Raman fiber laser operating at 1.2 μm

Ilya D. Vatnik, Dmitriy V. Churkin, Sergey A. Babin, and Sergei K. Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18486-18494 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018486


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Abstract

We demonstrate a CW random distributed feedback Raman fiber laser operating in a 1.2 μm spectral band. The laser generates up to 3.8 W of the quasi-CW radiation at 1175 nm with the narrow spectrum of 1 nm. Conversion efficiency reaches 60%. Up to 1 W is generated at the second Stokes wavelength of 1242 nm. It is shown that the generation spectrum of RDFB Raman fiber laser is much narrower than the spectrum in the system without a weak random feedback.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2011
Published: September 6, 2011

Citation
Ilya D. Vatnik, Dmitriy V. Churkin, Sergey A. Babin, and Sergei K. Turitsyn, "Cascaded random distributed feedback Raman fiber laser operating at 1.2 μm," Opt. Express 19, 18486-18494 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-19-18486


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