Accurate simulation of Raman amplified lightwave synthesized frequency sweeper

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A lightwave synthesized frequency sweeper using a Raman amplifier for loss compensation is presented together with a numerical model capable of predicting the shape of individual pulses as well as the overall envelope of more than 100 pulses. The generated pulse envelope consists of 116 pulses with constant peak power and no significant growth of noise. The numerical simulation is based on careful measurements of the physical properties of the individual components and a well established Raman amplifier model. Very good agreement between the measured and the simulated data is found. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1493-1497
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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