1 June 1998 Quantum theory of the linewidth of a laser with a saturable absorber: phase diffusion
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Optical Engineering, 37(6), (1998). doi:10.1117/1.602011
Abstract
A quantum theory of the spectral width of a laser with a saturable absorber is presented. We perform a density matrix calculation yielding the off-diagonal element pn,n+1(t ) which is proportional to the average value of the electric field (E(t )) associated with the laser field having a large photon number n. The general linewidth theory is applied to any general laser which has saturable absorber features for a portion of the building of the laser field. We have found that the saturable absorber action contribution to the linewidth of such a laser can be substantial.
Michael Sokol, "Quantum theory of the linewidth of a laser with a saturable absorber: phase diffusion," Optical Engineering 37(6), (1 June 1998). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.602011
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