Measurement of the Raman gain coefficient via inverse Raman scattering

L. Schneebeli, K. Kieu, E. Merzlyak, J. M. Hales, A. DeSimone, J. W. Perry, R. A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian

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We report a new characterization technique of Raman gain materials through inverse Raman scattering (IRS). The technique is applied to silica glass optical fiber and several liquids in liquid-core optical fiber (LCOF). We obtain good quantitative agreement with a conventional technique that estimates the gain coefficient from steady-state Raman scattering measurements. Our results demonstrate that IRS is a viable tool to characterize new materials for ultralow-power nonlinear optics and all-optical switching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2930-2939
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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