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Twin-beam generation in spatially coupled Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers
Author(s): Carles Serrat; M. Carme Torrent-Serra; Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo; Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca
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Paper Abstract

We study the effects of spatial coupling in the noise properties of microchip lasers. We demonstrate that the synchronization phenomena commonly observed in spatially coupled unstable laser applies to the quantum-noise-driven dynamics in steady-state stable laser; this allows us to predict a new method of the generation of twin laser beams. We derive simple analytical expressions for the synchronization-induced noise reduction phenomena. We observe a compete suppression of the dominant relaxation oscillations peaks in the intensity difference noise spectrum, as well as photon statistics approaching the standard quantum limit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4751, ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475958
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Carles Serrat, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
M. Carme Torrent-Serra, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4751:
ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems

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