Abstract

We have designed and performed an experiment that permitted direct observation of Brillouin backscattering in an Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser. Fifteen Brillouin-shifted frequencies were observed for the first time to our knowledge. We clearly demonstrate that stimulated Brillouin scattering is directly responsible for both fast transient dynamics of the laser and reduction of the laser’s pulse width.

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2001 (2)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 26, 1054 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Commun. 186, 311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1998 (2)

1997 (2)

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Chernikov, Y. Zhu, J. R. Taylor, and V. P. Gapontsev, Opt. Lett. 23, 298 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

K. Shimizu, T. Horiguchi, and Y. Koyamada, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 564 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Adel, P.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper TuA 4.

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989).

Auerbach, M.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper TuA 4.

Bachynski, M. P.

Barlow, M. J.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Brunel, M.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bubnov, M. M.

Chartier, T.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 26, 1054 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Commun. 186, 311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Z. J.

Chernikov, S. V.

S. V. Chernikov, Y. Zhu, J. R. Taylor, and V. P. Gapontsev, Opt. Lett. 23, 298 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Clements, W. R. L.

Dianov, E. M.

Egorova, O. N.

Fallnich, C.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper TuA 4.

Gapontsev, V. P.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Chernikov, Y. Zhu, J. R. Taylor, and V. P. Gapontsev, Opt. Lett. 23, 298 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Goldberg, L.

Grudinin, A. B.

Guryanov, A. N.

Hideur, A.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 26, 1054 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Commun. 186, 311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hopin, V. F.

Horiguchi, T.

K. Shimizu, T. Horiguchi, and Y. Koyamada, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 564 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Karpov, V. I.

Kliner, D. A. V.

Koplow, J. P.

Koyamada, Y.

K. Shimizu, T. Horiguchi, and Y. Koyamada, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 564 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Leduc, M.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Louis, S.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Medvedkov, O. I.

Minelly, J.

Moeller, R. P.

Nacher, P. J.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ozkul, C.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 26, 1054 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Commun. 186, 311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Paramonov, V. M.

Petropopov, V. N.

Platonov, N. S.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Porta, J.

Sanchez, F.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 26, 1054 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Commun. 186, 311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Semyonov, S. L.

Shimizu, K.

K. Shimizu, T. Horiguchi, and Y. Koyamada, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 564 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tastevin, G.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Chernikov, Y. Zhu, J. R. Taylor, and V. P. Gapontsev, Opt. Lett. 23, 298 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vasiliev, S. A.

Welling, H.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper TuA 4.

Zhu, Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, P. J. Nacher, G. Tastevin, M. Leduc, and M. J. Barlow, Electron. Lett. 33, 787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

K. Shimizu, T. Horiguchi, and Y. Koyamada, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 564 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, Opt. Commun. 186, 311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (2)

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper TuA 4.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experiment.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dynamics of the laser for pump powers of (a) 1 W and (b) 1.5 W.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Details of a pulse for pump powers (a) of 1 W, (b) just above PB, and (c) of 1.5 W.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of the laser for pump powers of (a) 1 W and (b) 1.75 W.

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