Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers using a linearly chirped diode laser.


The output of high power fiber amplifiers is typically limited by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS). An analysis of SBS with a chirped pump laser indicates that a chirp of 2.5 × 10(15) Hz/s could raise, by an order of magnitude, the SBS threshold of a 20-m fiber. A diode laser with a constant output power and a linear chirp of 5 × 10(15) Hz/s has been… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.015872

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