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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1989
  • pp: 174–176

Pseudorandom light from a mode-locked laser

Jawad A. Salehi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 174-176 (1989)

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We examine the statistical properties of mode-locked laser light in which each frequency component is subsequently given a constant, independent, and random phase shift. We find that, under certain conditions, this random phase encoding produces a pseudorandom light intensity that is statistically equivalent to that of a free-running multimode laser, with a negative exponential intensity-probability distribution.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 1988
Published: January 15, 1989

Jawad A. Salehi, "Pseudorandom light from a mode-locked laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 174-176 (1989)

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