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Measurement Of Quantum Fluctuations In The Single Shot Stokes Linewidth In Stimulated Raman Scattering
Author(s): J. L. Carlsten; D C MacPherson; R. C. Swanson
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Paper Abstract

Measurements on soliton decay in stimulated Raman scattering have led to the study of frequency fluctuations in the single shot Stokes linewidth. These spectral measurements show that the spectrum of a single shot can be considerably narrower than the gain narrowed profile predicted by quantum mechanics for the ensemble average. However when spectra of many shots are averaged together the predicted result is recovered. The fluctuations seen are thought to be related to the quantum fluctuations associated with the initiating spontaneous emission. Theoretical results based on coherent mode theory are shown to be in agreement with the data.

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Date Published: 8 August 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1060, Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951732
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J. L. Carlsten, Montana State University (United States)
D C MacPherson, Montana State University (United States)
R. C. Swanson, Montana State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1060:
Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere
Robert A. Fisher; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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