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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3131–3133

Chaotic stimulated Brillouin scattering near the threshold in a fiber

Sang Hun Lee and Chil-Min Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3131-3133 (2006)

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We investigate the nonlinear dynamic behavior of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) near threshold in the absence of feedback. When a cw Nd:YAG laser is injected into a single-mode optical fiber, the SBS signal exhibits intermittently appearing irregular self-pulsations near the threshold. By examining the time series of the SBS signals, we verify that the irregular SBS signal is one of the chaotic phenomena appearing near the bifurcation point.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

Sang Hun Lee and Chil-Min Kim, "Chaotic stimulated Brillouin scattering near the threshold in a fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 3131-3133 (2006)

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