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Excess photon noise in semiconductor cascade lasers
Author(s): Farhan Rana; Peter Mayer; Rajeev J. Ram
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor cascade lasers have larger photon noise than conventional single stage semiconductor lasers as a result of positive correlations in photon emission in different gain stages which are connected electrically in series. The photon noise of cascade lasers can be related to the photon noise of single stage lasers with scaled external circuit impedances. This scaling relation for the photon noise holds for bipolar as well as unipolar cascade lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5111, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics, (16 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500877
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Farhan Rana, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Peter Mayer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Rajeev J. Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5111:
Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics
Derek Abbott; Jeffrey H. Shapiro; Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Editor(s)

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