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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2005
  • pp: 3123–3125

Brillouin gain analysis for fibers with different refractive indices

A. Boh Ruffin, Ming-Jun Li, Xin Chen, Andrey Kobyakov, and Frank Annunziata  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 23, pp. 3123-3125 (2005)

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We studied an anomalous result in the measured stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold for single-mode optical fibers with different refractive index profiles and effective areas. It was found that, in addition to the optical effective area, the refractive-index-dependent interaction between the optical and the acoustic fields must be considered in order to account for the differences in the stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold between fiber types. A detailed analytical formalism describing the acousto-optic interaction was derived to accommodate the influence of the index profile design on Brillouin scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

A. Boh Ruffin, Ming-Jun Li, Xin Chen, Andrey Kobyakov, and Frank Annunziata, "Brillouin gain analysis for fibers with different refractive indices," Opt. Lett. 30, 3123-3125 (2005)

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