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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 25 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 3467–3472

Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers using fiber Bragg gratings

Hojoon Lee and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 25, pp. 3467-3472 (2003)

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We propose a novel scheme for suppressing stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers. The scheme makes use of a single or a sampled Bragg grating fabricated within the fiber used for transmitting intense Q-switched pulses. The grating is designed such that the spectrum of the Stokes pulse generated through stimulated Brillouin scattering falls entirely within its stop band. We show numerically that 15-ns pulses with 2-kW peak power can be transmitted though a 1-m-long fiber with little energy loss using this scheme. A sampled grating can be used for longer fibers but its coupling coefficient should be higher. The proposed scheme should prove useful for double-clad fiber lasers and amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

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Original Manuscript: November 7, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2003
Published: December 15, 2003

Hojoon Lee and Govind Agrawal, "Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers using fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 11, 3467-3472 (2003)

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