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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13351–13365

Stimulated Brillouin scattering of pulses in optical fibers

Gregory L. Keaton, Manuel J. Leonardo, Mark W. Byer, and Derek J. Richard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13351-13365 (2014)

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We derive analytic expressions for the Brillouin thresholds of square pulses in optical fibers. The equations are valid for pulse durations in the transient Brillouin scattering regime (less than 100 nsec), as well for longer pulses, and have been confirmed experimentally. Our analysis also gives a firm theoretical prediction that the Brillouin gain width increases dramatically for intense pulses, from tens of MHz to one GHz or more.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: March 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2014
Published: May 27, 2014

Gregory L. Keaton, Manuel J. Leonardo, Mark W. Byer, and Derek J. Richard, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering of pulses in optical fibers," Opt. Express 22, 13351-13365 (2014)

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