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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6079–6084

Raman gain saturation at high pump and Stokes powers

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, and E. V. Podivilov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6079-6084 (2005)

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Raman gain spectral profile has been measured in a phosphosilicate fiber at high pump and Stokes (signal) wave powers. It has been shown that the profile saturates homogeneously. The main saturation mechanism is proved to be the pump depletion, i.e., Raman gain coefficient gR does not depend on the pump and signal wave power up to the level of ~3 W.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

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Original Manuscript: June 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

S. Babin, D. Churkin, S. Kablukov, and E. Podivilov, "Raman gain saturation at high pump and Stokes powers," Opt. Express 13, 6079-6084 (2005)

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