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The Role Of Transiency In The Gain Enhancement Of A Raman Amplifier
Author(s): J Rifkin; M L Bernt; D C MacPherson; J L Carlsten
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Paper Abstract

We present a comparison of the theoretical predictions of a multimode broadband model with the experimentally measured gain enhancement in a Raman amplifier. The results show that the multimode theory with fixed and totally random phases is in agreement with the data obtained from an excimer laser pumped Raman amplifier. Additionally, this theory indicates that the correlated gain can be larger than the gain for a monochromatic laser, as might be expected for a model with amplitude modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0874, Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, (8 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943805
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J Rifkin, Montana State University (United States)
M L Bernt, Montana State University (United States)
D C MacPherson, Montana State University (United States)
J L Carlsten, Montana State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0874:
Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation
Robert A. Fisher, Editor(s)

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