## Quantum noise of a mode-locked laser

JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 1240-1256 (2000)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001240

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### Abstract

The master equation of mode locking written in operator notation is supplemented with noise-source terms that conserve commutator brackets. The noise sources are associated with the reservoirs responsible for loss and gain. The output of a mode-locked laser with the least possible quantum noise is determined.

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**OCIS Codes**

(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

**Citation**

H. A. Haus, M. Margalit, and C. X. Yu, "Quantum noise of a mode-locked laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **17**, 1240-1256 (2000)

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