Using linear approximation method, we calculate the intensity correlation time of a single-mode laser driven by both colored pump noise with signal modulation and the quantum noise with cross-correlation between its real and imaginary parts, and analyze the influence of the net gain coefficient a0 on the statistical fluctuation of the laser system. It is found that for the case that the colored pump noise is long time correlated, the main factor influencing the statistical fluctuation of the laser system is a0, and the frequency of the modulation signal has negligible effect on the statistical fluctuation of the laser system.
© 2006 Chinese Optics Letters
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
Qinghua Cheng, Dahai Xu, Li Cao, and Dajin Wu, "Influence of net gain on the statistical fluctuation in a single-mode laser system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 401-403 (2006)