An experimental investigation of the temperature dependence of the gain and noise performance of a silica-fiber Raman amplifier is described. A decrease in the Raman scattering cross section in a fiber amplifier cooled from a temperature of 300 K to 77 K was measured and found to be in agreement with theoretical values. No difference between the Raman gain coefficients at these two temperatures was observed.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
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(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, "Temperature-dependent gain and noise in fiber Raman amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1823-1825 (1999)