Exact solution for the gigantic amplification of ultrashort pulses in counterpumped Raman amplifiers

Year: 2011

Authors: Kozlov V.V., Manakov S.V., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Information Engineering, Università di Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Department of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Petrodvoretz, St. Petersburg 198504, Russian Federation; L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ul. Kosygina 2, 119334, Moscow, Russian Federation

Abstract: We exactly solve the initial-boundary value problem of interaction of three waves in the limit when one of these waves is strongly damped. The solution is applied to the characterization of transient effects in Raman amplifiers, with a special emphasis on the possibility of generating Stokes pulses with peak powers that are orders of magnitude higher than the input power of the pump beam.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 36 (9)      Pages from: 1632  to: 1634

More Information: This work was carried out in the framework of the Research Project of Relevant National Interest (PRIN 2008) entitled \”Nonlinear cross-polarization interactions in photonic devices and systems\” sponsored by Ministero dell\’Istruzione, dell\’Universita e della Ricerca (MIUR). S. V. Manakov acknowledges the Cariplo Foundation grant from the Landau Network, Centro Volta for the support of his work at the Universita di Brescia.
KeyWords: Counter-pumped Raman amplifiers; Exact solution; Initial-boundary value problems; Input power; Orders of magnitude; Peak power; Pump beams; Raman amplifier; Stokes pulse; Transient effect, Initial value problems; Light amplifiers; Raman scattering, Optical pumping
DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.001632

Citations: 4
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