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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2351–2353

Cascaded Raman shifting of high-peak-power nanosecond pulses in As 2 S 3 and As 2 Se 3 optical fibers

Richard T. White and Tanya M. Monro  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2351-2353 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002351


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Abstract

We report efficient cascaded Raman scattering of near-IR nanosecond pulses in large-core ( 65 μm diameter) As 2 S 3 and As 2 Se 3 optical fibers. Raman scattering dominates other spectral broadening mechanisms, such as four-wave mixing, modulation instability, and soliton dynamics, because the fibers have large normal group-velocity dispersion in the spectral range of interest. With 2 ns pump pulses at a wavelength of 1.9 μm , four Stokes peaks, all with peak powers greater than 1 kW , have been measured.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2011
Published: June 15, 2011

Citation
Richard T. White and Tanya M. Monro, "Cascaded Raman shifting of high-peak-power nanosecond pulses in As2S3 and As2Se3 optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 36, 2351-2353 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-12-2351


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