We have calculated transfer functions for frequency and intensity fluctuations in an injection-locked solid-state laser. At modulation frequencies well below the locking frequency we find significant frequency-noise reduction, and at modulation frequencies above the locking frequency we find that the frequency noise is that of the free-running slave laser. Our intensity-noise theory predicts substantial damping of relaxation oscillations in the slave laser. To verify these results we have measured the frequency and intensity noise of a 5-W, injection-locked Nd:YAG laser.
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Alejandro D. Farinas, Eric K. Gustafson, and Robert L. Byer, "Frequency and intensity noise in an injection-locked, solid-state laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 328-334 (1995)