16 May 2003 The quantum ultraviolet catastrophe and the noise of an ultrashort pulse mode-locked laser
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Proceedings Volume 5111, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.496930
Event: SPIE's First International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Abstract
The ultraviolet quantum catastrophe of the zero-point fluctuations in an L-C circuit of finite Q is revisited. The zero-point energy is shown to approach the value hω0/2 only in the limit of an infinite Q. A Fabry-Perot resonator, on the other hand, has bounded zero-point energies of its modes that are equal to hω0/2 . We analyze the noise of an ultra-fast mode-locked laser when the slowly varying envelope approximation (SVEA) is not valid. It is found that quantum correlations exist that are not present in the SVEA. The correlations become evident in the spectrum of the zero-point uctuations.
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Yuichi Takushima, Yuichi Takushima, Hermann A. Haus, Hermann A. Haus, Franz X. Kartner, Franz X. Kartner, } "The quantum ultraviolet catastrophe and the noise of an ultrashort pulse mode-locked laser", Proc. SPIE 5111, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics, (16 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.496930; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.496930
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