6 May 1996 Experiments and theory of laser noise: consequences for squeezing and injection locking
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Proceedings Volume 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239824
Event: International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, 1995, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract
Solid state laser sources, such as diode-laser pumped Nd:YAG lasers, have given us a cw laser light of high power with unprecedented stability and low noise performance. In these lasers most of the technical sources of noise can be eliminated and thereby allow operation close to the theoretical limit set by the quantum properties of the light. We present progress in the experimental realization of such lasers. These investigations include the control of noise by electronic feedback, passive external cavities; and the reliable generation of amplitude squeezed light through second harmonic generation. At the same time we have developed theoretical models describing the quantum noise properties of coupled systems of lasers and cavities. The agreement between our experimental results with noise spectra calculated with our realistic theoretical models demonstrates the ability to predict the performance of various laser systems.
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Hans-Albert Bachor, Matthew S. Taubman, Timothy C. Ralph, Charles C. Harb, A. G. White, David E. McClelland, "Experiments and theory of laser noise: consequences for squeezing and injection locking", Proc. SPIE 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements, (6 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239824; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239824
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