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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 31–33

Brillouin gain suppression in photonic crystal fibers with random acoustically microstructured cores

Justin Spring and Benjamin Ward  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 31-33 (2010)

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Finite-element calculations of the Brillouin gain spectrum in photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) with cores incorporating random arrangements of regions with discrete acoustic velocities are presented. The peak Brillouin gain coefficient for PCFs with cores with an acoustic domain size of 0.26 μ m 2 and an acoustic velocity variation of 3% was calculated to be 3.3 × 10 12 m W with a Brillouin gain spectrum FWHM of 280 MHz . This corresponds to a decrease in the peak Brillouin gain coefficient of 7.4 dB relative to a PCF with an acoustically homogeneous core.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Justin Spring and Benjamin Ward, "Brillouin gain suppression in photonic crystal fibers with random acoustically microstructured cores," Opt. Lett. 35, 31-33 (2010)

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