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Stimulated Brillouin scattering of Q-switched laser pulses in large-core optical fibres

: Pashinin, V.; Sturm, V.; Tumorin, V.; Noll, R.


Optics and laser technology 33 (2001), Nr.8, S.617-622
ISSN: 0030-3992
ISSN: 0308-4280
Fraunhofer ILT ()
fibre; Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS); laser

Q-switched Nd : glass laser pulses of 60 ns duration are transmitted through multimode fused-silica fibres of 0.4-1 mm core diam and lengths of up to 20 m. For laser radiation with narrow spectral width, stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is observed for energies well below the threshold energy of fibre damage. The SBS threshold is shifted beyond the threshold of fibre damage through increasing the spectral width of the laser radiation. The SBS threshold energies of step-index and gradient-index fibres are measured for various fibre and laser parameters.