Extreme value statistics in Raman fiber lasers

Dmitry V. Churkin*, Oleg A. Gorbunov, Sergey V. Smirnov

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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 the spectrum center or spectral wings. It is found that rare extreme events are generated at the far spectral wings at one pass only. The mechanism of the extreme events generation is a turbulent-like four-wave mixing of numerous longitudinal generation modes. The similar mechanism of extreme waves appearance during the laser generation could be important in other types of fiber lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber lasers IX
Subtitle of host publicationtechnology, systems, and applications
EditorsEric C. Honea, Sami T. Hendow
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8880-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2012
EventFiber lasers IX - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 201226 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceFiber lasers IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
OtherTechnology, systems, and applications

Bibliographical note

Dmitry V. Churkin; Oleg A. Gorbunov and Sergey V. Smirnov, "Extreme value statistics in Raman fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 8237, Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 82372W (February 9, 2012).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.907363


  • extreme statistics
  • fiber lasers
  • nonlinear optics
  • photon statistics


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