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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8565–8570

Brillouin scattering gain bandwidth reduction down to 3.4MHz

Stefan Preußler, Andrzej Wiatrek, Kambiz Jamshidi, and Thomas Schneider  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8565-8570 (2011)

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We present a simple method for the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) gain bandwidth reduction in an optical fiber. We were able to reduce the natural bandwidth of 20MHz to around 3.4MHz by a superposition of the gain with two losses produced by the same source. This reduced bandwidth can drastically enhance the performance of many different applications which up to now were limited by the minimum of the natural SBS bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2011
Published: April 18, 2011

Stefan Preußler, Andrzej Wiatrek, Kambiz Jamshidi, and Thomas Schneider, "Brillouin scattering gain bandwidth reduction down to 3.4MHz," Opt. Express 19, 8565-8570 (2011)

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