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Gain-guiding and quantum noise in a transient Raman amplifier
Author(s): Philip R. Battle
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Paper Abstract

Gain-guiding in an optical amplifier can have a significant effect on the quantum noise properties of the amplified signal. It has been demonstrated, both theoretically and experimentally, that gain-guiding in a steady state Raman amplifier can lead to excess noise in the output signal. Experiments using a Raman amplifier operating in the extreme transient regime also indicate that gain-guiding can have a significant effect on the output Stokes field. In this paper, a theoretical description of transient stimulated Raman scattering in a focused gain geometry is developed. The theory accounts for diffraction, gain-guiding, and quantum initiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2700, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion, (10 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239681
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Philip R. Battle, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2700:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion
Mool C. Gupta; William J. Kozlovsky; David C. MacPherson, Editor(s)

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