Theoretical investigations of the generation of light with sub-shot-noise intensity fluctuations by vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers are performed with a semiclassical model. From these results we conclude that, because of their dimensions and structure, vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers are promising candidates for generation of amplitude squeezed states. Finally, the influence of internal loss, distributed reflection coefficients, and gain suppression is emphasized and discussed.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Jean-Luc Vey and Wolfgang Elsässer, "Semiclassical description of noise and generation of amplitude squeezed states with vertical cavity surface-emitting semiconductor lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1299-1304 (1997)