Vahala, Kerry J. and Newkirk, Michael A. (1990) Intensity noise reduction in semiconductor lasers by amplitude-phase decorrelation. Applied Physics Letters, 57 (10). pp. 974-976. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VAHapl90
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Detuned operation of a laser results in coupling of field amplitude and phase fluctuations. In a semiconductor laser, this coupling is known to be very large. We demonstrate that it can be used to significantly reduce intensity noise below its intrinsic limit.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 1990 American Institute of Physics (Received 22 March 1990; accepted 15 June 1990) This work was supported by the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory and by a Richard P. Feynman-Hughes fellowship. The authors would like to thank Dr. Hank Blauvelt and Jay Dawson for technical assistance and Ortel Corporation for donation of the DFB laser used in this measurement.|
|Subject Keywords:||OPERATION; TUNING; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; SIGNAL–TO–NOISE RATIO; FLUCTUATIONS; LINE WIDTHS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; MODULATION; QUANTUM NOISE; PHASE MODULATION|
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