The repetition phase noise and carrier phase noise of a passively mode-locked Er:Yb:Glass laser has been investigated. A nearly quantum-limited noise performance was found at high Fourier frequencies where technical noise contributions are negligible.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
E. Benkler, N. Haverkamp, H. R. Telle, R. Paschotta, B. Rudin, A. Schlatter, S. C. Zeller, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, and U. Keller, "Nearly Quantum-Limited Noise Performance of Passively Mode-Locked 10-GHz Er:Yb:Glass Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThF6.
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