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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1179–1181

Mode-partition noise interferometric conversion function

J. U. de Arruda and J. Blake  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 1179-1181 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001179


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Abstract

We derive expressions that describe the maximum and minimum envelopes of mode-partition noise converted into intensity noise through an unbalanced interferometer, using a simple model of a multimode laser diode, and experimentally confirm the expressions.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(110.4280) Imaging systems : Noise in imaging systems
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

Citation
J. U. de Arruda and J. Blake, "Mode-partition noise interferometric conversion function," Opt. Lett. 23, 1179-1181 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-15-1179


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