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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16467–16474

Optical rogue-wave-like extreme value fluctuations in fiber Raman amplifiers

Kamal Hammani, Christophe Finot, John. M. Dudley, and Guy Millot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16467-16474 (2008)

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We report experimental observation and characterization of rogue wave-like extreme value statistics arising from pump-signal noise transfer in a fiber Raman amplifier. Specifically, by exploiting Raman amplification with an incoherent pump, the amplified signal is shown to develop a series of temporal intensity spikes whose peak power follows a power-law probability distribution. The results are interpreted using a numerical model of the Raman gain process using coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations, and the numerical model predicts results in good agreement with experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2008
Published: October 1, 2008

Kamal Hammani, Christophe Finot, John M. Dudley, and Guy Millot, "Optical rogue-wave-like extreme value fluctuations in fiber Raman amplifiers," Opt. Express 16, 16467-16474 (2008)

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