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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8773–8780

Experimental evidence and theoretical modeling of two-photon absorption dynamics in the reduction of intensity noise of solid-state Er:Yb lasers

Abdelkrim El Amili, Gaël Kervella, and Mehdi Alouini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8773-8780 (2013)

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A theoretical and experimental investigation of the intensity noise reduction induced by two-photon absorption in a Er,Yb:Glass laser is reported. The time response of the two-photon absorption mechanism is shown to play an important role on the behavior of the intensity noise spectrum of the laser. A model including an additional rate equation for the two-photon-absorption losses is developed and allows the experimental observations to be predicted.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(270.3430) Quantum optics : Laser theory
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2013
Published: April 2, 2013

Abdelkrim El Amili, Gaël Kervella, and Mehdi Alouini, "Experimental evidence and theoretical modeling of two-photon absorption dynamics in the reduction of intensity noise of solid-state Er:Yb lasers," Opt. Express 21, 8773-8780 (2013)

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