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Theoretical modeling of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in fibers is presented for the near-infrared band around 2 mum, where pump and Stokes wave have different absorption. This model takes into account amplified spontaneous emission (ASE), SRS towards Stokes and anti-Stokes waves, absorption of the Raman medium and Rayleigh backscattering in fibers. Depending on the fiber configuration, this model includes the cavity parameters of either external or internal mirrors at the fiber ends. Input parameters are, among others, temporal profiles of the pump radiation, absorption, and gain curve of the Raman medium. The model agrees well with experimental results obtained with a GeO2 doped core fiber pumped by a pulsed and tunable Tm:silica fiber laser emitting around 2 mum.