Self-pulsation threshold of Raman amplified Brillouin fiber cavities

Johan Raunkjær Ott, Martin Erland Vestergaard Pedersen, Karsten Rottwitt

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Abstract

An implicit equation for the oscillation threshold of stimulated Brillouin scattering from Raman amplified signals in fibers with external feedback is derived under the assumption of no depletion. This is compared to numerical investigations of Raman amplification schemes showing good agreement for high reflectivities. For low reflectivities and high attenuation or long fibers, the assumption of no depletion is shown not to be valid. In these cases the effects of the depletion on the self-pulsation is examined.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)16166-16176
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-18-16166. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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