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Quantum noise measurements in a continuous-wave laser-diode-pumped Nd:YAG saturated amplifier

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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Abstract

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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Additional Information:© 2005 Optical Society of America Received September 20, 2004 This work was supported in part by National Science Foundation grants PHY-0140297 and PHY-9210038 and in part by the U.S. Army Research Office under ARO grants DAAD19-02-1-0184.
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