Newkirk, Michael A. and Vahala, Kerry J. (1992) Large (14.5 dB) reduction of intensity noise from a semiconductor laser by amplitude-phase decorrelation. Applied Physics Letters, 60 (11). pp. 1289-1291. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:NEWapl92
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By the method of amplitude-phase decorrelation, intensity noise from a distributed feedback semiconductor laser is passively reduced up to 14.5 dB below its intrinsic level. At high laser power, reduction to 1.3 dB above the photon shot noise level is observed. The results agree with a simple model incorporating a power-independent source of phase noise in the laser rate equations.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 1992 American Institute of Physics. Received 30 October 1991; accepted for publication 3 January 1992. The authors thank T. R. Chen of Ortel Corporation for the DFB laser used in this experiment. This work is supported by the Office of Naval Research.|
|Subject Keywords:||SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; NOISE; DISTRIBUTED FEEDBACK LASERS; PHASE MODULATION; FLUCTUATIONS; MICHELSON INTERFEROMETER; CORRELATIONS; QUANTUM OPTICS; SQUEEZED STATES; GENERATION; HOMODYNE|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||25 Mar 2006|
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