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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3155–3157

Power dependence of Brillouin linewidths in a silica fiber

Guanshi Qin, Takenobu Suzuki, and Yasutake Ohishi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3155-3157 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003155


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Abstract

We report the dependence of Brillouin linewidths on the pump power below the threshold of Brillouin lasing in a silica fiber. The Stokes Brillouin shift in a silica fiber is nearly unchanged, and its linewidth decreases with increasing pump power. However, the anti-Stokes Brillouin shift becomes smaller and its linewidth larger with increasing pump power. We explain these experimental results by the distributed fluctuating source model.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2007
Published: October 24, 2007

Citation
Guanshi Qin, Takenobu Suzuki, and Yasutake Ohishi, "Power dependence of Brillouin linewidths in a silica fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 3155-3157 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-21-3155

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