Accession Number:

ADA279748

Title:

Light-Scattering Fluctuations and Noise in Nonlinear Optical Processing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1989-Nov 1992

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP THOUSAND OAKS CA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE