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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2563–2569

Amplification of broadband incoherent light in homogeneously broadened media in the presence of Kerr nonlinearity

J. Garnier, J. P. Fouque, L. Videau, C. Gouédard, and A. Migus  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 2563-2569 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.14.002563


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Abstract

We have developed a statistical nonlinear model to explain an anomalous intensity saturation observed in the amplification of intense broadband incoherent pulses on neodynium-doped glass power chains. The physics behind this model is basically self-phase modulation creating new wavelengths scattered in the tail of the gain profile. The theory shows qualitative agreement with the experimental results.

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J. Garnier, J. P. Fouque, L. Videau, C. Gouédard, and A. Migus, "Amplification of broadband incoherent light in homogeneously broadened media in the presence of Kerr nonlinearity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2563-2569 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-14-10-2563


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