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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Poster Session III (JThE)

Is the Statistics of an Amplified Optical Pulse in Nonlinear Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers Gaussian?

Gadi Eisenstein and Alberto Bilenca

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Abstract

The Fokker-Planck approach is used to study the statistics of optical pulses propagating in semiconductor optical amplifiers where spontaneous emission dominates. The electric field is non-Gaussian for moderate and deep saturation levels.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

Citation
G. Eisenstein and A. Bilenca, "Is the Statistics of an Amplified Optical Pulse in Nonlinear Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers Gaussian?," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThE123.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2005-JThE123

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