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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
Control and Characterization of Frequency Combs (CTuJ)

Quantum-Noise Limit on the Linewidth of Frequency Combs

Boaz Ilan, Mark J. Ablowitz, and Steven T. Cundiff

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Abstract

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.

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OCIS Codes
(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

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2007-CTuJ2


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