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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2000
  • pp: 811–813

Enhanced excess noise in laser cavities with tilted mirrors

Stefano Longhi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 811-813 (2000)

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Enhancement of the transverse excess-noise factor is theoretically predicted in optical laser cavities with tilted end mirrors and nonuniform transverse loss. In particular, it is shown that in a loss-guided laser close to the plane–plane geometric instability boundary the excess-noise factor that is induced by mirror tilting may largely exceed that predicted for the aligned cavity. This excess noise is related to beam walk-off induced by mirror tilting, which makes possible transient amplification of noise in the transverse plane.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

Stefano Longhi, "Enhanced excess noise in laser cavities with tilted mirrors," Opt. Lett. 25, 811-813 (2000)

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