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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 600–602

Amplification of higher-order modes by stimulated Raman scattering in H2-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

B. M. Trabold, A. Abdolvand, T. G. Euser, A. M. Walser, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 600-602 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000600


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Abstract

We report a method for amplifying higher-order guided modes, synthesized with a spatial light modulator, in a hydrogen-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. The gain mechanism is intermodal stimulated Raman scattering, a pump laser source in the fundamental mode providing amplification for weak higher-order seed modes at the Stokes frequency. The gain for higher-order modes up to LP31 is calculated and verified experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2013
Published: February 19, 2013

Citation
B. M. Trabold, A. Abdolvand, T. G. Euser, A. M. Walser, and P. St.J. Russell, "Amplification of higher-order modes by stimulated Raman scattering in H2-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 600-602 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-5-600


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