The linewidth of a mode-locked laser's frequency comb induced by spontaneous emission, or quantum noise, is shown to obey different scaling laws in the linear-dispersionless, i.e., Schawlow-Townes, nonlinear-dispersive, or pure soliton, and intermediate operating regimes.
© 2007 OSA
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
B. Ilan, M. J. Ablowitz, and S. T. Cundiff, "Quantum-Noise Limit on the Linewidth of Frequency Combs," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CTuJ2.
References are not available for this paper.