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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2819–2821

Spontaneous growth of Raman Stokes and anti-Stokes waves in fibers

E. Brainis, S. Clemmen, and Serge Massar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2819-2821 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002819


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Abstract

Using the quantum theory of light, we derive general analytical expressions of Stokes and anti-Stokes spectral photon-flux densities that are spontaneously generated by a single monochromatic pump wave propagating in a single-mode optical fiber. We validate our results by comparing them with experimental data. Limiting cases corresponding to interesting physical situations are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2007
Published: September 24, 2007

Citation
E. Brainis, S. Clemmen, and Serge Massar, "Spontaneous growth of Raman Stokes and anti-Stokes waves in fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 2819-2821 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2819


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