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Noise equivalent circuit of a semiconductor laser diode

Harder, Christoph and Katz, Joseph and Margalit, S. and Shacham, J. and Yariv, A. (1982) Noise equivalent circuit of a semiconductor laser diode. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 18 (3). pp. 333-337. ISSN 0018-9197.

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The noise equivalent circuit of a semiconductor laser diode is derived from the rate equations including Langevin noise sources. This equivalent circuit allows a straightforward calculation of the noise and modulation characteristics of a laser diode combined with electronic components. The intrinsic junction voltage noise spectrum and the light intensity fluctuation of a current driven laser diode are calculated as a function of bias current and frequency.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1982 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received August 24, 1981; revised October 29, 1981. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation under the Optical Communication Program, and the Army Research Office.
Subject Keywords:laser noise
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