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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25741–25748

Analytical analysis of second-order Stokes wave in Brillouin ring fiber laser

H. A. Al-Asadi, M. H. Abu Bakar, M. H. Al-Mansoori, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25741-25748 (2011)

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This paper details a theoretical modeling of Brillouin ring fiber laser which incorporates the interaction between multiple Brillouin Stokes signals. The ring cavity was pumped at several Brillouin pump (BP) powers and the output was measured through an optical coupler with various coupling ratios. The first-order Brillouin Stokes signal was saturated with the presence of the second-order Stokes signal in the cavity as a result of energy transfer between them. The outcome of the study found that the optimum point for the first-order Stokes wave performance is at laser power reduction of 10%. Resultantly, at the optimum output coupling ratio of 90%, the BFL was able to produce 19.2 mW output power at BP power and Brillouin threshold power of 60 and 21.3 mW respectively. The findings also exhibited the feasibility of the theoretical models application to ring-type Brillouin fiber laser of various design parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

H. A. Al-Asadi, M. H. Abu Bakar, M. H. Al-Mansoori, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi, "Analytical analysis of second-order Stokes wave in Brillouin ring fiber laser," Opt. Express 19, 25741-25748 (2011)

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