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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18852–18865

Wavelength dependence of the Brillouin spectral width of boron doped germanosilicate optical fibers

Pi-Cheng Law and Peter D. Dragic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18852-18865 (2010)

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Boron co-doped germanosilicate fibers are investigated via the Brillouin light scattering technique using two wavelengths, 1534nm and 1064nm. Several fibers are investigated, including four drawn from the same preform but at different draw temperatures. The Stokes’ shifts and the Brillouin spectral widths are found to increase with increasing fiber draw temperature. A frequency-squared law has adequately described the wavelength dependence of the Brillouin spectral width of conventional Ge-doped fibers. However, it is found that unlike conventional Ge-doped fibers these fibers do not follow the frequency-squared law. This is explained through a frequency-dependent dynamic viscosity that modifies this law.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2010
Published: August 19, 2010

Pi-Cheng Law and Peter D. Dragic, "Wavelength dependence of the Brillouin spectral width of boron doped germanosilicate
optical fibers," Opt. Express 18, 18852-18865 (2010)

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