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
See Usage Policy.
Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VAHapl90
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|
|Usage Policy:||No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.|
|Deposited By:||Archive Administrator|
|Deposited On:||06 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 09:15|
Repository Staff Only: item control page