Optics Group Publishes Paper in Optics Express

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jing Wang, Yunhui Zhu, Rui Zhang, and Prof. Daniel Gauthier have published a paper titled “FSBS resonances observed in a standard highly-nonlinear fiber” in the online journal Optics Express. Zhang explains, “We presented observations of forward stimulated Brillouin scattering (FSBS) in a standard highly-nonlinear fiber and observed multiple radially-guided acoustic resonances. FSBS occurs when two co-propagating optical beams interacts with transverse acoustic waves trapped in the fiber. The FSBS process may be used in a wide variety of photonic applications, such as frequency comb generation, active phase modulation, optical frequency conversion, and high-frequency mode locking of fiber lasers.” This paper is in volume 19, issue 6 (March, 2011). Jing Wang is a visiting graduate student, Yunhui Zhu is a current graduate student, and Rui Zhang is a research scientist in Prof. Gauthier’s group. Read the paper here.