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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 2464–2466

Influence of light polarization on dynamics of continuous-wave-pumped Raman fiber lasers

Anne Doutté, Pierre Suret, and Sétphane Randoux  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 24, pp. 2464-2466 (2003)

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The dynamical behavior of cw-pumped Raman fiber lasers is studied experimentally. Lasers made of standard single-mode fibers are found to present unstable behaviors depending on the states of polarization of the Stokes and pump fields. On the contrary, lasers made of polarization-maintaining fibers are found to be always stable. The observed behaviors suggest that birefringence- and Kerr-induced changes in polarization states dramatically affect Raman fiber lasers dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

Anne Doutté, Pierre Suret, and Sétphane Randoux, "Influence of light polarization on dynamics of continuous-wave-pumped Raman fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 28, 2464-2466 (2003)

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