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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 721–723

Noise and amplitude-squeezing performance of two-polarization-mode semiconductor lasers

Jean-Luc Vey and Wolfgang Elsässer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 721-723 (1998)

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Using a theoretical semiclassical approach, we study in detail the amplitude fluctuations and correlations of a two-orthogonal polarization-mode semiconductor laser as obtained from a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). We demonstrate that there exists the possibility of squeezing in the two-mode regime besides sub-shot-noise emission in the well-known ideal single-mode operation regime. These theoretical results confirm a recent experimental demonstration of the generation of amplitude-squeezed light with VCSEL's.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

Jean-Luc Vey and Wolfgang Elsässer, "Noise and amplitude-squeezing performance of two-polarization-mode semiconductor lasers," Opt. Lett. 23, 721-723 (1998)

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