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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 524–529

Chaotic stimulated Brillouin scattering near the threshold in a fiber with feedback

Sang Hun Lee, Dae-Sic Lee, and Chil-Min Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 524-529 (2007)

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We investigate a nonlinear dynamical behavior of the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) near the threshold in the presence of feedback. When a cw Nd:YAG laser is injected into a single mode optical fiber, the SBS signal exhibits intermittently appearing irregular self-pulsations near the threshold. By examining the time series of the SBS signals, we verify that spontaneous Brillouin scattering having a stochastic property is dramatically suppressed due to the feedback. We explain the chaotic phenomenon of SBS in the presence of feedback in comparison with that in the absence of feedback.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

Sang Hun Lee, Dae-Sic Lee, and Chil-Min Kim, "Chaotic stimulated Brillouin scattering near the threshold in a fiber with feedback," Opt. Express 15, 524-529 (2007)

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