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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1547–1549

Dynamics of the Stokes pulse in a Brillouin amplifier

N. E. Kotova, V. I. Kovalev, and R. G. Harrison  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1547-1549 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001547


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Abstract

We show that the output Stoke pulse from a continuously (CW) pumped stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) amplifier is the sum of the transmitted input Stokes pulse, which propagates undistorted through the medium without amplification and additional delay, and of a Stokes shifted pump signal reflected by the electrostrictively induced acoustic wave, which contributes to the Stokes output signal with a delay determined by the time required for build up of the acoustic wave.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2012
Published: May 1, 2012

Citation
N. E. Kotova, V. I. Kovalev, and R. G. Harrison, "Dynamics of the Stokes pulse in a Brillouin amplifier," Opt. Lett. 37, 1547-1549 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-9-1547


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