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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 5904–5912

Phase noise of diode laser in self-mixing interference

Tao Geng, Gang Li, Yuchi Zhang, Junmin Wang, and Tiancai Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 5904-5912 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.005904


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Abstract

We investigate the phase noise of a diode laser based on the interferometric self-mixing effect. A detuned Fabry-Perot cavity converts the phase noise into intensity noise, and the noise is measured by the novel method as a function of the amount of feedback and the distance between the target and the laser front facet. Experimental results can be well explained by theory.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Citation
Tao Geng, Gang Li, Yuchi Zhang, Junmin Wang, and Tiancai Zhang, "Phase noise of diode laser in self-mixing interference," Opt. Express 13, 5904-5912 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-16-5904


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