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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B104–B109

Linewidth-narrowing and intensity noise reduction of the 2nd order Stokes component of a low threshold Brillouin laser made of Ge10As22Se68 chalcogenide fiber

Kenny Hey Tow, Yohann Léguillon, Schadrac Fresnel, Pascal Besnard, Laurent Brilland, David Méchin, Denis Trégoat, Johann Troles, and Perrine Toupin.  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B104-B109 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.00B104


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Abstract

A compact second-order Stokes Brillouin fiber laser made of microstructured chalcogenide fiber is reported for the first time. This laser required very low pump power for Stokes conversion: 6 mW for first order lasing and only 30 mW for second order lasing with nonresonant pumping. We also show linewidth-narrowing as well as intensity noise reduction for both the 1st and 2nd order Stokes component when compared to that of the pump source.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Citation
Kenny Hey Tow, Yohann Léguillon, Schadrac Fresnel, Pascal Besnard, Laurent Brilland, David Méchin, Denis Trégoat, Johann Troles, and Perrine Toupin., "Linewidth-narrowing and intensity noise reduction of the 2nd order Stokes component of a low threshold Brillouin laser made of Ge10As22Se68 chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Express 20, B104-B109 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-26-B104


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