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 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3617-3619
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2011


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