Broadband light generation by femtosecond pulse amplification with stimulated Raman scattering in a high-power erbium-doped fiber amplifier

K. Tamura, E. Yoshida, T. Sugawa, Masataka Nakazawa

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Abstract

Nonlinear amplification of femtosecond pulses in a high power erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) is examined. It is shown that a smooth broadband continuum can be generated through stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). The output of the amplifier is in the form of noise bursts with a coherence length of 25 μm at average powers as high as 270 mW. The experimental system was all fiber and diode pumped and may be useful for coherence-domain measurement systems and sensors that require high powers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1631-1633
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume20
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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