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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 16166–16176

Self-Pulsation threshold of Raman amplified Brillouin fiber cavities

J. R. Ott, M. E. V. Pedersen, and K. Rottwitt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 16166-16176 (2009)

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An implicit equation for the oscillation threshold of stimulated Brillouin scattering from Raman amplified signals in fibers with external feedback is derived under the assumption of no depletion. This is compared to numerical investigations of Raman amplification schemes showing good agreement for high reflectivities. For low reflectivities and high attenuation or long fibers, the assumption of no depletion is shown not to be valid. In these cases the effects of the depletion on the self-pulsation is examined.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2009
Published: August 27, 2009

J. R. Ott, M. E. V. Pedersen, and K. Rottwitt, "Self-pulsation threshold of Raman amplified Brillouin fiber cavities," Opt. Express 17, 16166-16176 (2009)

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