Beyond nonlinear saturation of backward Raman amplifiers

Ido Barth, Zeev Toroker, Alexey A. Balakin, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Backward Raman amplification is limited by relativistic nonlinear dephasing resulting in saturation of the leading spike of the amplified pulse. Pump detuning is employed to mitigate the relativistic phase mismatch and to overcome the associated saturation. The amplified pulse can then be reshaped into a monospike pulse with little precursory power ahead of it, with the maximum intensity increasing by a factor of two. This detuning can be employed advantageously both in regimes where the group velocity dispersion is unimportant and where the dispersion is important but small.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063210
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 27 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability


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