OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9398–9404

Experimental investigation of Brillouin and Raman scattering in a 2SG sulfide glass microstructured chalcogenide fiber

C. Fortier, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, F. Smektala, G. Millot, J. Troles, F. Desevedavy, P. Houizot, L. Brilland, and N. Traynor  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9398-9404 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (208 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



In this work, we investigate the Brillouin and Raman scattering properties of a Ge15Sb20S65 chalcogenide glass microstructured single mode fiber around 1.55 µm. Through a fair comparison between a 2-m long chalcogenide fiber and a 7.9-km long classical single mode silica fiber, we have found a Brillouin and Raman gain coefficients 100 and 180 larger than fused silica, respectively.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2008
Published: June 11, 2008

C. Fortier, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, F. Smektala, G. Millot, J. Troles, F. Desevedavy, P. Houizot, L. Brilland, and N. Traynor, "Experimental investigation of Brillouin and Raman scattering in a 2SG sulfide glass microstructured chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Express 16, 9398-9404 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic Press, Boston, 2001).
  2. M. O. Deventer and A. J. Boot, "Polarization Properties of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Single-Mode Fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585-590 (1994). [CrossRef]
  3. K. S. Abedin, "Brillouin amplification and lasing in a single-mode As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 1615-1617 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. K. Y. Song, K. S. Abedin, K. Hotate, M. González Herráez, and L. Thévenaz, "Highly efficient Brillouin slow and fast light using As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Express 14, 5860-5865 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. C. Jáuregui, H. Ono, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, "Four-fold reduction in the speed of light at practical power levels using Brillouin scattering in a 2-m Bismuth-oxide fiber," in Proc. Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC2006), Piscataway USA, March 2006, PDP2 (Postdeadline paper).
  6. N. Sugimoto, T. Nagashima, T. Hasegawa, S. Ohara, K. Taira, and K. Kikuchi, "Bismuth-based optical fiber with nonlinear coefficient of 1360W-1km-1," in Proc. Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC2004), Anaheim USA, March 2004, PDP26 (Postdeadline paper).
  7. F. Smektala, C. Quemard, L. Leneindre, J. Lucas, A. Barthélémy, and C. De Angelis, "Chalcogenide glasses with large non-linear refractive indices," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 239, 139-142 (1998). [CrossRef]
  8. L. fu, V. G. Ta???eed, E. C. Mägi, I. C. M. Littler, M. D. Pelusi, M. R. E. Lamont, A. Fuerbach, H. C. Nguyen, D. Y. Yeom, and B. Eggleton, "Highly nonlinear chalcogenide fibres for all-optical signal processing," Opt. Quantum Electron. 39, 1115-1131 (2007).
  9. K. S. Abedin, "Observation of strong stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Express 13, 10266-10271 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. C. Florea, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, J. Sanghera, P. Pureza, and I. Aggarwal, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode As2S3 and As2Se3 chalcogenide fibers," Opt. Express 14, 12063-12070 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. O. P. Kulkarni, C. Xia, D. J. Lee, M. Kumar, A. Kuditcher, M. N. Islam, F. L. Terry, M. J. Freeman, B. G. Aitken, S. C. Currie, J. E. McCarthy, M. L. Powley, and D. A. Nolan, "Third order cascaded Raman wavelength shifting in chalcogenide fibers and determination of Raman gain coefficient," Opt. Express 14, 7924-7930 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. F. Smektala, F. Desevedavy, L. Brilland, P. Houizot, J. Troles, and N. Traynor, "Advances in the elaboration of chalcogenide photonic crystal fibers for the mid infrared," SPIE 6588, 658803 (2007). [CrossRef]
  13. L. Brilland, F. Smektala, G. Renversez, T. Chartier, J. Troles, T. N. Nguyen, N. Traynor, and A. Monteville "Fabrication of complex structures of Holey Fibers in chalcogenide glass," Opt. Express 14,1280-1285 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. J. Fatome, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, "20-GHz-to-1-THz repetition rate pulse sources based on multiple four-wave mixing in optical fibers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1038-1046 (2006). [CrossRef]
  15. S. Pitois, C. Finot, J. Fatome, B. Sinardet, and G. Millot, "Generation of 20-GHz picosecond pulse trains in the normal and anomalous dispersion regimes of optical fibers," Opt. Commun. 260, 301-306 (2006). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited