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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 11–13

Pump-to-Stokes transfer of relative intensity noise in Brillouin fiber ring lasers

Jihong Geng and Shibin Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 11-13 (2007)

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We have experimentally investigated pump-to-Stokes intensity noise transfer in both the frequency domain and the time domain in all-fiber single-frequency Brillouin ring lasers. In the high-frequency region ( > 1 MHz ) , the pump-to-Stokes noise transfer function can be much smaller than unity, indicating that the Brillouin fiber lasers act as an efficient low-pass filter. The maximum noise reduction of 40 60 dB was observed at antiresonant frequencies that are multiples of half the cavity free spectral range. This is the first experimental demonstration, to the authors’ knowledge, of intensity noise reduction in Brillouin fiber lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2006
Published: December 13, 2006

Jihong Geng and Shibin Jiang, "Pump-to-Stokes transfer of relative intensity noise in Brillouin fiber ring lasers," Opt. Lett. 32, 11-13 (2007)

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