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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2008
  • pp: 633–635

Turbulence-induced square-root broadening of the Raman fiber laser output spectrum

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and E. V. Podivilov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 633-635 (2008)

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The output characteristics of the conventional one-stage Raman fiber laser (RFL) are described in an optical wave turbulence formalism. Simple analytical expressions describing RFL output power and its spectral shape are presented, and square-root law for the output spectrum broadening law has been discovered. The indications of the turbulent-like spectral broadening in other types of cw fiber lasers and propagation phenomena in fibers are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2008
Published: March 14, 2008

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and E. V. Podivilov, "Turbulence-induced square-root broadening of the Raman fiber laser output spectrum," Opt. Lett. 33, 633-635 (2008)

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