Saraf, Shally and Urbanek, Karel and Byer, Robert L. and King, Peter J. (2005) Quantum noise measurements in a continuous-wave laser-diode-pumped Nd:YAG saturated amplifier. Optics Letters, 30 (10). pp. 1195-1197. ISSN 0146-9592 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SARol05
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We present measurements of the power noise due to optical amplification in a Nd:YAG free-space traveling-wave amplifier as the amplifier transitions from the linear regime into the heavily saturated regime. The quantum noise behavior is demonstrated by saturating the gain of a 100-W class zigzag slab amplifier with a high-power beam and measuring the power noise detected by a single-spatial-mode probe beam traversing the same optical path through the amplifier.
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