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Measurements of the intensity noise of a broadly tunable, erbium-doped fiber ring laser, relative to the standard quantum limit

Sanders, Steve and Dawson, Jay W. and Park, Namkyoo and Vahala, Kerry J. (1992) Measurements of the intensity noise of a broadly tunable, erbium-doped fiber ring laser, relative to the standard quantum limit. Applied Physics Letters, 60 (21). pp. 2583-2585. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SANapl92a

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Abstract

The intensity noise of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser is measured relative to the standard quantum limit. Over a tuning range of 24 nm, the noise power is within 20 dB of the shot noise floor and varies linearly with laser output power. Oscillations in the noise power spectrum are observed and attributed to beating of the lasing mode with other, strongly damped cavity modes.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1992 American Institute of Physics. Received 6 February 1992; accepted 16 March 1992. The authors would like to thank the Office of Naval Research, Contract No. N00014-91-J-1524 and Northrop Corporation for their support of this work.
Subject Keywords:SOLID STATE LASERS, FIBERS, ERBIUM ADDITIONS, TUNABLE LASERS, NOISE, POWER SPECTRA, BEATS, RING LASERS, OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.106916
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