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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27376–27381

RIN transfer in random distributed feedback fiber lasers

J. Nuño, M. Alcon-Camas, and J.D. Ania-Castañón  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27376-27381 (2012)

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We numerically investigate relative intensity-noise transfer from a noisy pump to the generated Stokes component in random distributed feedback ultralong Raman fiber lasers. Results show transfer levels comparable to those in distributed Raman amplification and cavity-based ultralong Raman fiber lasers, but with some unique spectral features.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Photonics in Optical Fibers

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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J. Nuño, M. Alcon-Camas, and J.D. Ania-Castañón, "RIN transfer in random distributed feedback fiber lasers," Opt. Express 20, 27376-27381 (2012)

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