Active transmission line: light amplificationby backward-stimulated Raman scatteringin polarization-maintaining optical fiber

Masataka Nakazawa, Masamitsu Tokuda, Yukiyasu Negishi, Naoya Uchida

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Abstract

The possibility of an active transmission line with a polarization-maintaining optical fiber has been investigated by means of backward-stimulated Raman gain. The fourth Stokes line of the stimulated Raman scattering is placed near 1.3, m with pumping light of 1.06-ym wavelength, in which Raman gain at 1.30 μm is produced in terms of a strong pump that is due to the third Stokes line at 1.24 μm. A laser diode (InGaAsP/InP) operating at 1.30 pm is used as signal light to meet the Raman gain. As a result, a Raman gain as high as 20 dB and a gain coefficient of 2.0 × 10-12 cm/W have been obtained. It is shown experimentally that it is important to meet exactly the polarization directions between the pump and the signal pulses to obtain a large Raman gain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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