Abstract

We demonstrate a new scheme for the efficient suppression of Brillouin scattering of a single-frequency laser source in a 72 m-long Neodymium-doped fiber amplifier by simultaneous amplification of two seed lasers separated in wavelength by two times the Brillouin-shift. This scheme can be independently employed in addition to conventional methods of suppressing stimulated Brillouin scattering enabling further power scaling of existing systems.

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Electron. Lett.

M. Tsubokawa, S. Seikai, T. Nakashima and N. Shibata, �??Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering in a single-mode fibre by an acoustic-optic modulator,�?? Electron. Lett. 22, 472-475 (1986)
[CrossRef]

D. Cotter, �??Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering during transmission of high-power narrowband laser light in monomode fibre,�?? Electron. Lett. 18, 638-640 (1982).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

M. Horowitz, A.R. Chraplyvy, R.W. Tkach and J.L. Zyskind, �??Broad-Band Transmitted Intensity Noise Induced by Stokes and Anti-Stokes Brillouin Scattering in Single-Mode Fibers,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 124-126 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Y. Aoki, K. Tajima and I. Mito, �??Input Power Limits of Single-Mode Optical Fibers due to Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Optical Communication Systems,�?? J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 710-719 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Commun.

D. Cotter, �??Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Monomode Optical Fiber,�?? J. Opt. Commun. 4, 10-19 (1983).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J.Lightwave Technol.

K. Shiraki, M. Ohashi and M. Tateda, �??SBS Threshold of a Fiber with a Brillouin Frequency Shift Distribution,�?? J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 50-57 (1996)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

G.P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, San Diego, 2001).

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