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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 130–132

Effect of Rayleigh-scattering distributed feedback on multiwavelength Raman fiber laser generation

A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, E. V. Podivilov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, and S. K. Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 130-132 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000130


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a Raman fiber laser based on multiple point-action fiber Bragg grating reflectors and distributed feedback via Rayleigh scattering in an ~22-km-long optical fiber. Twenty-two lasing lines with spacing of 100 GHz (close to International Telecommunication Union grid) in the C band are generated at the watt level. In contrast to the normal cavity with competition between laser lines, the random distributed feedback cavity exhibits highly stable multiwavelength generation with a power-equalized uniform distribution, which is almost independent on power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2010
Published: January 6, 2011

Citation
A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, E. V. Podivilov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, and S. K. Turitsyn, "Effect of Rayleigh-scattering distributed feedback on multiwavelength Raman fiber laser generation," Opt. Lett. 36, 130-132 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-130


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