Energy statistics of waveforms generated by pulsed stimulated Brillouin scattering are investigated as the fraction integrated is varied. Pulse energy noise drops and the probability distribution becomes Gaussian as more of the waveform is integrated.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
J. Correa, E. Manzano, R. Tracy, and J. R. Thompson, "Central limit theorem behavior in pulsed stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IThG37.