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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2004
  • pp: 153–155

Single-mode Raman fiber laser based on a multimode fiber

Sung H. Baek* and Won B. Roh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 153-155 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000153


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Abstract

Single-mode operation of a Raman fiber laser based on a multimode fiber has been demonstrated for what is to our knowledge the first time. Single-mode operation was achieved through the beam cleanup effect of stimulated Raman scattering in multimode fibers. The Raman laser, consisting of a 50-μm -core multimode fiber and a multimode Nd:YAG laser pump, produced an output beam corresponding to the fundamental mode of the fiber. The measured beam quality factor M2 of the Raman laser beam was 1.66.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

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Sung H. Baek* and Won B. Roh, "Single-mode Raman fiber laser based on a multimode fiber," Opt. Lett. 29, 153-155 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-2-153


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