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Intensity noise reduction in semiconductor lasers by amplitude-phase decorrelation

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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Abstract

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.


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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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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.103530
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