Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering

Churkin, D.V., Babin, S.A., El-Taher, A.E., Harper, P., Kablukov, S.I., Karalekas, V., Ania-Castañón, J.D., Podivilov, E.V. and Turitsyn, S.K. (2010). Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering. Physical Review A, 82 (3),


We demonstrate lasing based on a random distributed feedback due to the Raman amplified Rayleigh backscattering in different types of cavities with and without conventional point-action reflectors. Quasistationary generation of a narrowband spectrum is achieved despite the random nature of the feedback. The generated spectrum is localized at the reflection or gain spectral maxima in schemes with and without point reflectors, respectively. The length limit for a conventional cavity and the minimal pump power required for the lasing based purely on a random distributed feedback are determined.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.82.033828
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2010-09-22
Authors: Churkin, D.V.
Babin, S.A.
El-Taher, A.E.
Harper, P. ( 0000-0002-9495-9911)
Kablukov, S.I.
Karalekas, V.
Ania-Castañón, J.D.
Podivilov, E.V.
Turitsyn, S.K. ( 0000-0003-0101-3834)

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