Wavelength dependence of the Brillouin spectral width of boron doped germanosilicate optical fibers

Pi Cheng Law, Peter D. Dragic

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Abstract

Boron co-doped germanosilicate fibers are investigated via the Brillouin light scattering technique using two wavelengths, 1534nm and 1064nm. Several fibers are investigated, including four drawn from the same preform but at different draw temperatures. The Stokes' shifts and the Brillouin spectral widths are found to increase with increasing fiber draw temperature. A frequency-squared law has adequately described the wavelength dependence of the Brillouin spectral width of conventional Gedoped fibers. However, it is found that unlike conventional Ge-doped fibers these fibers do not follow the frequency-squared law. This is explained through a frequency-dependent dynamic viscosity that modifies this law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18852-18865
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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