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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000161


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Abstract

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 ‚ÄČ W .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-2-161

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