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Quantum noise limit to the beam-pointing stability in stimulated Raman generation

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The quantum noise inherent in the initial stages of stimulated Raman scattering leads to a fundamental limit to the shot-to-shot directional stability of the Stokes beam from an unsaturated Raman generator. The probability that the centroid of the Stokes beam will propagate in a given direction is calculated theoretically by means of a coherent-mode expansion, and it is shown that the angular stability of the centroid is ~10% of the beam divergence angle for a uniformly pumped, cylindrical Raman generator with Fresnel-number unity.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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I. A. Walmsley, "Quantum noise limit to the beam-pointing stability in stimulated Raman generation: errata," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2392-2393 (1991)
https://opg.optica.org/josab/abstract.cfm?uri=josab-8-11-2392

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