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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12063–12070

Stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode As2S3 and As2Se3 chalcogenide fibers

Catalin Florea, Mark Bashkansky, Zachary Dutton, Jasbinder Sanghera, Paul Pureza, and Ishwar Aggarwal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12063-12070 (2006)

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Stimulated Brillouin scattering was investigated for the first time in As2S3 single-mode fibers, and also in As2Se3. The propagation loss and numerical aperture of the fibers at 1.56 µm, along with the threshold intensity for the stimulated Brillouin scattering process were measured. From the threshold values we estimate the Brillouin gain coefficient and demonstrate record figure of merit for slow-light based applications in chalcogenide fibers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Catalin Florea, Mark Bashkansky, Zachary Dutton, Jasbinder Sanghera, Paul Pureza, and Ishwar Aggarwal, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode As2S3 and As2Se3 chalcogenide fibers," Opt. Express 14, 12063-12070 (2006)

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