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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3617–3619

Extreme value statistics in Raman fiber lasers

Dmitry V. Churkin, Oleg A. Gorbunov, and Sergey V. Smirnov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 18, pp. 3617-3619 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003617


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Abstract

We present the numerical study of the statistical properties of the partially coherent quasi-CW high-Q cavity Raman fiber laser. The statistical properties are different for the radiation generated at one or many cavity passes. It is found that rare extreme events are generated at the far spectral wings of the spectrum. The mechanism of the extreme events generation is a turbulent-like four-wave mixing of numerous longitudinal generation modes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2011
Published: September 13, 2011

Citation
Dmitry V. Churkin, Oleg A. Gorbunov, and Sergey V. Smirnov, "Extreme value statistics in Raman fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 36, 3617-3619 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-18-3617


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