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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 661–666

Pair of complementary noises in stochastic excitation spectroscopy that eliminates the input power-spectral fluctuations

Takahisa Mitsui, Tohru Kinugawa, Kiyomitsu Yamashita, and Katsumi Sakurai  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 661-666 (1998)

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We introduce a novel and useful concept in stochastic excitation spectroscopy:  a pair of complementary noises. This concept realizes a constant power-spectral density over the frequency region of interest by combining two power spectral densities that are complementary to each other. Consequently the pair is free from the limitations associated with a pseudo-random binary code and white noise; the pair is generated in a flexible manner and needs no ensemble averaging to reduce the power-spectral fluctuations. Our theory was supported by the experimental results with the magnetic resonances of Rb atoms.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

Takahisa Mitsui, Tohru Kinugawa, Kiyomitsu Yamashita, and Katsumi Sakurai, "Pair of complementary noises in stochastic excitation spectroscopy that eliminates the input power-spectral fluctuations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 661-666 (1998)

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