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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Aug. 21, 2006
  • pp: 7924–7930

Third order cascaded Raman wavelength shifting in chalcogenide fibers and determination of Raman gain coefficient

Ojas P. Kulkarni, Chenan Xia, Dong Joon Lee, Malay Kumar, Amos Kuditcher, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry, Jr., Mike J. Freeman, Bruce G. Aitken, Stephen C. Currie, Joseph E. McCarthy, Mark L. Powley, and Dan A. Nolan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 7924-7930 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.007924


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Abstract

Cascaded Raman wavelength shifting up to three orders from 1553 nm to 1867 nm is demonstrated in As2S3-chalcogenide fibers. Due to a long zero dispersion wavelength for the sulfide fiber (>4.5 μm), pumping the fiber at 1553 nm results in generation of cascaded Stokes orders based on stimulated Raman scattering. Using the threshold power for the Raman orders, we estimate the Raman gain coefficient for the As2S3 fibers to be ~5.7×10-12 m/W at 1550 nm. Observation of higher Raman orders is limited by damage to the fiber at input intensities >1 GW/cm2.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2006
Published: August 21, 2006

Citation
Ojas P. Kulkarni, Chenan Xia, Dong Joon Lee, Malay Kumar, Amos Kuditcher, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry, Mike J. Freeman, Bruce G. Aitken, Stephen C. Currie, Joseph E. McCarthy, Mark L. Powley, and Dan A. Nolan, "Third order cascaded Raman wavelength shifting in chalcogenide fibers and determination of Raman gain coefficient," Opt. Express 14, 7924-7930 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-17-7924


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