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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 21236–21241

Modeling of spectral and statistical properties of a random distributed feedback fiber laser

Sergey V. Smirnov and Dmitry V. Churkin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 21236-21241 (2013)

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For the first time we report full numerical NLSE-based modeling of generation properties of random distributed feedback fiber laser based on Rayleigh scattering. The model which takes into account the random backscattering via its average strength only describes well power and spectral properties of random DFB fiber lasers. The influence of dispersion and nonlinearity on spectral and statistical properties is investigated. The evidence of non-gaussian intensity statistics is found.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2013
Published: September 3, 2013

Sergey V. Smirnov and Dmitry V. Churkin, "Modeling of spectral and statistical properties of a random distributed feedback fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 21236-21241 (2013)

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