1 May 2014 Influence of the generated power, measurement bandwidth, and noise level on intensity statistics of a quasi-CW Raman fiber laser
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In the present paper we numerically study instrumental impact on statistical properties of quasi-CW Raman fiber laser using a simple model of multimode laser radiation. Effects, that have the most influence, are limited electrical bandwidth of measurement equipment and noise. To check this influence, we developed a simple model of the multimode quasi- CW generation with exponential statistics (i.e. uncorrelated modes). We found that the area near zero intensity in probability density function (PDF) is strongly affected by both factors, for example both lead to formation of a negative wing of intensity distribution. But far wing slope of PDF is not affected by noise and, for moderate mismatch between optical and electrical bandwidth, is only slightly affected by bandwidth limitation. The generation spectrum often becomes broader at higher power in experiments, so the spectral/electrical bandwidth mismatch factor increases over the power that can lead to artificial dependence of the PDF slope over the power. It was also found that both effects influence the ACF background level: noise impact decreases it, while limited bandwidth leads to its increase.
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Oleg A. Gorbunov, Srikanth Sugavanam, Dmitry V. Churkin, "Influence of the generated power, measurement bandwidth, and noise level on intensity statistics of a quasi-CW Raman fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 913613 (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052296; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052296
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