Light-Scattering Fluctuations and Noise in Nonlinear Optical Processing
Final rept. Nov 1989-Nov 1992
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP THOUSAND OAKS CA SCIENCE CENTER
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This report summarizes the results of a 3-yr investigation into the role of light-scattering noise in nonlinear optical processes. These results span a full range - from physical and mathematical description and prediction of noise properties to experimental verification of the theory and interpretation of measurements. Light-scattering noise fluctuations are shown to set fundamental limits on device size and sensitivity and on beam power requirements for nonlinear optical processes.