For the first time we report full numerical NLSE-based modeling of generation properties of random distributed feedback fiber laser based on Rayleigh scattering. The model which takes into account the random backscattering via its average strength only describes well power and spectral properties of random DFB fiber lasers. The influence of dispersion and nonlinearity on spectral and statistical properties is investigated. The evidence of non-gaussian intensity statistics is found.
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Authors would like to acknowledge the support of the ERC, EPSRC, SB RAS integration project, grants and mega-grant (14.B25.31.0003) of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Department of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and thank I.D. Vatnik for helpful discussions.
Smirnov, S. V., & Churkin, D. V. (2013). Modeling of spectral and statistical properties of a random distributed feedback fiber laser. Optics Express, 21(18), 21236-21241. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.021236