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Frequency Selective Intensity Statistics of Amplified Spontaneous Emission

  • N. B. Abraham
  • S. R. Smith
Conference paper

Abstract

The intensity fluctuations of lasers and thermal sources have been extensively studied and are well understood. A saturating laser amplifier is an intermediate case which merits further study. In a laser amplifier distributed spontaneous emission is amplified by the medium. With linear amplification the resulting signal should display the Gaussian amplitude fluctuations characteristic of spontaneous emission. For sufficiently long high-gain amplifiers the intensity may reach a level that significantly saturates the gain. The resulting non-linear amplification tends to reduce the fluctuations of the signal.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. B. Abraham
    • 1
  • S. R. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrUSA

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