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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1823–1825

Temperature-dependent gain and noise in fiber Raman amplifiers

S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 1823-1825 (1999)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(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)

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