We study in detail the effect of the anticorrelation of the polarization modes on the total intensity noise of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser. We show that small polarization-dependent losses can greatly improve the total intensity noise, and we determine and experimentally demonstrate the conditions necessary for optimal intensity noise reduction.
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Marco Romanelli, Elisabeth Giacobino, and Alberto Bramati, "Optimal intensity noise reduction in multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers by polarization-selective attenuation," Opt. Lett. 29, 1629-1632 (2004)