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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1766–1768

18 W single-stage single-frequency acoustically tailored Raman fiber amplifier

Christopher Vergien, Iyad Dajani, and Craig Robin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1766-1768 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001766


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Abstract

A single-mode polarization-maintaining fiber doped to increase the Raman gain while suppressing stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) was utilized in a single-stage counter-pumped Raman fiber amplifier. The SBS suppression was achieved through the acoustic tailoring of the core. A pump probe experiment was conducted to characterize the Brillouin gain and indicated the existence of multiple Brillouin peaks. When the amplifier was seeded with approximately 15 mW of 1178 nm light, 11.5 W of cw output power was obtained with a linewidth 2MHz. The application of a thermal gradient to further mitigate the SBS process increased the output power to 18 W, thus providing a net amplifier gain >30dB.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2012
Published: May 15, 2012

Citation
Christopher Vergien, Iyad Dajani, and Craig Robin, "18 W single-stage single-frequency acoustically tailored Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 37, 1766-1768 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-10-1766

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