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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5138–5141

Enhanced spontaneous backscattering in Brillouin dynamic gratings

L. Yaron, Y. Peled, T. Langer, and M. Tur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5138-5141 (2013)

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Spontaneous Brillouin backscattering, which accompanies the operation of Brillouin dynamic gratings (BDGs) setups, is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. It is shown that this noisy emission, which cannot be separated from the signal of interest, contains not only the probe spontaneous Brillouin backscattering but also a significant contribution from the spontaneous/stimulated acoustic field, originating from the high-frequency writing pump. In the absence of the low-frequency writing pump and for a strong enough high-frequency writing pump, the observed Stokes noise can exhibit an average backscattered power much higher than that from the probe alone.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(190.2055) Nonlinear optics : Dynamic gratings

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2013
Published: November 26, 2013

L. Yaron, Y. Peled, T. Langer, and M. Tur, "Enhanced spontaneous backscattering in Brillouin dynamic gratings," Opt. Lett. 38, 5138-5141 (2013)

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