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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1992
  • pp: 369–373

Phase noise in traveling-wave inverted-population-type optical amplifiers

Lars Thylén, Mats Gustavsson, Anders Karlsson, and T. K. Gustafson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 369-373 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.9.000369


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Abstract

The Heisenberg equations of motion are used to calculate the phase noise of inverted-population-type traveling-wave laser amplifiers generally and semiconductor amplifiers specifically. Agreement with previously reported results in the limit of perfect inversion is demonstrated.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 1991
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 1991
Published: March 1, 1992

Citation
Lars Thylén, Anders Karlsson, T. K. Gustafson, and Mats Gustavsson, "Phase noise in traveling-wave inverted-population-type optical amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 369-373 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-9-3-369


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