Abstract

We present what is to our knowledge the first complete measurement of the dependence of Raman gain on chromatic dispersion, fully revealing the influence of parametric four-wave mixing on stimulated Raman scattering. In particular, a threefold increase of the Raman gain is observed under phase-matching conditions, in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions. Our experiments, which were performed in a photonic crystal fiber, demonstrate that these unique fibers can be exploited to boost the performances of fiber Raman amplifiers.

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Fig. 1

Normalized gain coefficient g/gR versus K. Ex-periment (filled circles) compared with theory (solid curve).

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Experimental setup.

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Az,tz=-iβ222Az,tt2+iγ1-fAz,t2+f-tχR3t-tAz,t2dtAz,t.
ddzAsAa*=iγqPp+Δk/2γqPp-γqPp-γqPp-Δk/2AsAa*,
g=2γRK2q-K.

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