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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 10572–10582

Impact of amplified spontaneous emission on Brillouin scattering of a single-frequency signal

Malte Karow, Jörg Neumann, Dietmar Kracht, and Peter Weßels  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 10572-10582 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010572


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Abstract

We experimentally investigated the influence of amplified spontaneous emission within the Brillouin gain bandwidth on the Brillouin scattering of a single-frequency signal. The experiments were performed for the case of artificial ASE injected in backward direction into a passive fiber, as well as in forward direction of a low-power fiber amplifier. A significant influence could be observed, when the ASE was counter-propagating to the signal. Injecting 160.6 nW of ASE within the Brillouin gain bandwidth led to a decrease of about 3 dB of the SBS-threshold of an approximately 335 m long passive fiber from about 80 mW to less than 40 mW. At a fixed signal power of 81 mW the backscattered power and the power in the Brillouin scattered Stokes maximum increased by a factor of 19.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2012
Published: April 23, 2012

Citation
Malte Karow, Jörg Neumann, Dietmar Kracht, and Peter Weßels, "Impact of amplified spontaneous emission on Brillouin scattering of a single-frequency signal," Opt. Express 20, 10572-10582 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-10572


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