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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1992
  • pp: 98–103

Light-scattering-noise limits to two-wave-mixing gain in Kerr media

Robert McGraw  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 98-103 (1992)

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The coupled-mode equations for two-wave mixing are extended to include light-scattering noise and are solved using the stochastic noise model. Solutions are given for amplitude, phase, and output-power fluctuations during weak-signal amplification. Minimum power requirements for low-noise signal amplification in Kerr media are determined.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 9, 1991
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 1991
Published: January 1, 1992

Robert McGraw, "Light-scattering-noise limits to two-wave-mixing gain in Kerr media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 98-103 (1992)

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