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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2006
  • pp: 161–163

Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering in high-power single-frequency fiber amplifiers

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 161-163 (2006)

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The effect of temperature variation along a high-power fiber amplifier on the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) threshold is considered theoretically. We show that for an end-pumped rare-earth-doped double-clad fiber the inhomogeneous distribution of temperature, which is caused by the absorption of pump radiation, may result in total suppression of SBS even for output powers well above 200 W .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

V. I. Kovalev and R. G. Harrison, "Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering in high-power single-frequency fiber amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 31, 161-163 (2006)

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