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Semiconductor laser quantum noise limits
Author(s): Amnon Yariv; John E. Kitching; Yaakov Shevy
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Paper Abstract

The quantum mechanical limits to the fundamental noise performance of semiconductor lasers are reviewed. Recent advances in pushing the laser noise below theses limits are then discussed with emphasis on pump suppression, electronic feedback, and correlation techniques such as optical feedback. It is found that narrow-linewidth semiconductor lasers with sub-shot- noise photon statistics are within the reach of current technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1995
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 2378, Laser Frequency Stabilization and Noise Reduction, (26 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208221
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Amnon Yariv, California Institute of Technology (United States)
John E. Kitching, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Yaakov Shevy, Univ. of Miami (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2378:
Laser Frequency Stabilization and Noise Reduction
Yaakov Shevy, Editor(s)

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