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Imaging through a low-light-level Raman amplifier
Author(s): Michael D. Duncan; Rita Mahon; Lawrence L. Tankersley; John F. Reintjes
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Paper Abstract

The noise characteristics and the low-light-level imaging capabilities of a stimulated Raman amplifier have been investigated. Stokes beams carrying spatial structure have been amplified using a collimated pump with a Fresnel number of 17. Both direct imaging of the Stokes signal and Fourier transform imaging of the Stokes signal through the Raman amplifier were used. Evidence of interference between the quantum noise field and the seed-Stokes field is present at the lowest seeding levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1409, Nonlinear Optics II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43571
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Duncan, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Rita Mahon, Jaycor (United States)
Lawrence L. Tankersley, U.S. Military Academy (United States)
John F. Reintjes, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1409:
Nonlinear Optics II
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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