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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17250–17259

Observation of noise phase locking in a single-frequency VECSEL

A. El Amili, V. Pal, F. Goldfarb, R. Ghosh, M. Alouini, I. Sagnes, and F. Bretenaker  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17250-17259 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017250


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Abstract

We present an experimental observation of phase locking effects in the intensity noise spectrum of a semiconductor laser. These noise correlations are created in the medium by coherent carrier-population oscillations induced by the beatnote between the lasing and non-lasing modes of the laser. This phase locking leads to a modification of the intensity noise profile at around the cavity free-spectral-range value. The noise correlations are evidenced by varying the relative phase shift between the laser mode and the non-lasing adjacent side modes.

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OCIS Codes
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2011
Published: August 18, 2011

Citation
A. El Amili, V. Pal, F. Goldfarb, R. Ghosh, M. Alouini, I. Sagnes, and F. Bretenaker, "Observation of noise phase locking in a single-frequency VECSEL," Opt. Express 19, 17250-17259 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17250


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