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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2773–2781

Propagation and amplification of incoherent pulses in dispersive and nonlinear media

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

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2773-2781 (1998)

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We develop a statistical model to study all the relevant phenomena that can give rise to an anomalous intensity saturation in the propagation of incoherent pulses in a laser amplifier. The interplay among diffraction, self-focusing, group-velocity dispersion, gain narrowing, and gain saturation is investigated. Changes in the temporal and spatial characteristics of the pulses are shown.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

J. Garnier, L. Videau, C. Gouédard, and A. Migus, "Propagation and amplification of incoherent pulses in dispersive and nonlinear media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2773-2781 (1998)

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