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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3023–3025

Exact integral solution of saturation and depletion in forward and backward optical fiber Raman amplifiers

Marco Santagiustina  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 20, pp. 3023-3025 (2007)

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Exact integral solutions of forward and backward Raman Stokes–pump interaction are presented. They enable one to determine the gain and depletion characteristics of optical Raman amplifiers, as well as a good approximation of the noise figure, without the need of numerically solving the nonlinear boundary value differential equations governing the Raman interaction.

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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
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2007
Published: October 10, 2007

Marco Santagiustina, "Exact integral solution of saturation and depletion in forward and backward optical fiber Raman amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 32, 3023-3025 (2007)

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