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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 62–64

Broad-bandwidth shot-noise-limited class-A operation of a monomode semiconductor fiber-based ring laser

Ghaya Baili, Mehdi Alouini, Chantal Moronvalle, Daniel Dolfi, and Fabien Bretenaker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 62-64 (2006)

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We demonstrate the operation of a monomode semiconductor laser with a relative intensity noise limited by the shot-noise floor, 156 dB Hz for a typical detected photocurrent of 1 mA , over a large frequency range from 50 MHz to 18 GHz . We achieve direct control of photon lifetime to turn an initially class-B laser into a relaxation-oscillation-free class-A one while preserving strict single-mode operation. Finally, we confirm experimentally that the laser operation in the desired class-A regime allows a dramatic filtering out of the relative intensity noise.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Ghaya Baili, Mehdi Alouini, Chantal Moronvalle, Daniel Dolfi, and Fabien Bretenaker, "Broad-bandwidth shot-noise-limited class-A operation of a monomode semiconductor fiber-based ring laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 62-64 (2006)

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