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