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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 16191–16199

Model for distributed feedback Brillouin lasers

Herbert G. Winful, Irina V. Kabakova, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 16191-16199 (2013)

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We present a propagation model for the dynamics of distributed feedback Brillouin lasers. The model is applied to the recently demonstrated DFB Brillouin laser based on a π -phase shifted grating in a highly nonlinear silica fiber. Steady state results agree with the experimental values for threshold and efficiency. We also simulate a DFB Brillouin laser in chalcogenide and find sub-milliwatt thresholds and the possibility of centimeter-long Brillouin-DFB’s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Herbert G. Winful, Irina V. Kabakova, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Model for distributed feedback Brillouin lasers," Opt. Express 21, 16191-16199 (2013)

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