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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10675–10680

High amplification and low noise achieved by a double-stage non-collinear Brillouin amplifier

Zhiwei Lu, Wei Gao, Weiming He, Zan Zhang, and Wuliji Hasi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10675-10680 (2009)

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We report a double-stage non-collinear Brillouin amplifier structure with high amplification and low noise, achieving an energy amplification of 6 × 1011 and a signal-to-noise ratio of 103 for an input signal of 5.5 × 10−14J in the regime above the pump’s stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold. The signal of the first-stage amplifier is efficiently amplified and separated from the noise output. The saturation amplification with noise suppressing is implemented in the second stage. The design principles of system parameters such as the intersection angle between the pump and signal beams, the pump energy, and the beam diameter are given.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: June 10, 2009

Zhiwei Lu, Wei Gao, Weiming He, Zan Zhang, and Wuliji Hasi, "High amplification and low noise achieved by a double-stage non-collinear Brillouin amplifier," Opt. Express 17, 10675-10680 (2009)

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