Investigation of Brillouin effects in small-core holey optical fiber: Lasing and scattering

Ju Han Lee, Zulfadzli Yusoff, Walter Belardi, Morten Ibsen, Tanya M. Monro, David J. Richardson

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Abstract

We demonstrate for what is believed to be the first time a Brillouin laser based on a holey fiber (HF). Using a simple Fabry-Perot resonator scheme containing a 73.5-m-long highly nonlinear HF with an effective area of 2.85 μm2, we obtain a threshold of 125 mW and a slope efficiency of ∼70%. Stimulated and spontaneous Brillouin scattering effects are investigated in the HF, and we show that the high lasing threshold is due mainly to reduction of the effective gain coefficient caused by structural nonuniformity along the fiber length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-929
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2002

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