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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 11178–11188

Experimental and theoretical study of longitudinal power distribution in a random DFB fiber laser

Dmitry V. Churkin, Atalla E. El-Taher, Ilya D. Vatnik, Juan Diego Ania-Castañón, Paul Harper, Eugeny V. Podivilov, Sergey A. Babin, and Sergei K. Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 11178-11188 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011178


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Abstract

We have measured the longitudinal power distribution inside a random distributed feedback Raman fiber laser. The observed distribution has a sharp maximum whose position depends on pump power. The spatial distribution profiles are different for the first and the second Stokes waves. Both analytic solution and results of direct numerical modeling are in excellent agreement with experimental observations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2012
Published: May 1, 2012

Citation
Dmitry V. Churkin, Atalla E. El-Taher, Ilya D. Vatnik, Juan Diego Ania-Castañón, Paul Harper, Eugeny V. Podivilov, Sergey A. Babin, and Sergei K. Turitsyn, "Experimental and theoretical study of longitudinal power distribution in a random DFB fiber laser," Opt. Express 20, 11178-11188 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-11178


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