Simultaneous spatial and spectral transparency in ultralong fiber lasers

Juan D. Ania-Castañón, Vassileios Karalekas, Paul Harper, Sergei Turitsyn

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Abstract

We demonstrate that ultralong Raman lasers can be used to generate a transmission medium with simultaneous transparency over the spatial and the spectral domains. Numerical calculations show this cross-domain transparency to be preserved when the medium is used for transmitting high-intensity signals, which makes ultralong lasers an ideal experimental test bed for the study of multifrequency nonlinear interactions in optical fiber waveguides. Full spatiospectral transparency is experimentally obtained over a 20 nm x 20 km window.
Original languageEnglish
Article number123903
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume101
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2008

Bibliographical note

© 2008 The American Physical Society

Keywords

  • photonics
  • ultralong Raman lasers
  • optical fiber waveguides

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