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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2008
  • pp: 770–772

Linear cavity Brillouin fiber laser with improved characteristics

M. R. Shirazi, S. W. Harun, M. Biglary, and H. Ahmad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pp. 770-772 (2008)

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A configuration for linear cavity Brillouin fiber laser (BFL) generation is demonstrated using a standard single-mode fiber, two optical circulators, a 3 dB coupler, and a 95/5 coupler to allow high efficiency. With a Brillouin pump (BP) power of 13 dBm , the laser peak power is 12.3 dB higher than a conventional linear cavity BFL at an upshifted wavelength of 0.086 nm from the BP wavelength. In addition, it is revealed that the BFL peak power can be higher than the transmitted BP peak power when the BP power exceeds the second Brillouin Stokes threshold power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2008
Published: April 8, 2008

M. R. Shirazi, S. W. Harun, M. Biglary, and H. Ahmad, "Linear cavity Brillouin fiber laser with improved characteristics," Opt. Lett. 33, 770-772 (2008)

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