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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1992
  • pp: 352–354

Stimulated Raman scattering in a multimode optical fiber: evolution of modes in Stokes waves

Kin S. Chiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 352-354 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.000352


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Abstract

Stimulated Raman scattering in a 50-μm multimode graded-index optical fiber was studied with a pulsed dye laser as the pump source. With 30 m of the fiber, the scattered waves (the Stokes waves) in the fiber could be made to propagate predominantly in one of the low-order modes of the fiber by careful adjustment of the light-launching conditions. The observed phenomenon is believed to be the result of nonuniform excitation of the modes by the pump. The experimental results are presented and discussed.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 1991
Published: March 1, 1992

Citation
Kin S. Chiang, "Stimulated Raman scattering in a multimode optical fiber: evolution of modes in Stokes waves," Opt. Lett. 17, 352-354 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-17-5-352

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