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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3455–3457

Unifying intensity noise and second-order coherence properties of amplified spontaneous emission sources

Martin Blazek, Sébastien Hartmann, Andreas Molitor, and Wolfgang Elsaesser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3455-3457 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003455


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Abstract

We present joint investigations of relative intensity noise (RIN) and second-order coherence properties of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) generated by a superluminescent diode. We introduce a generalized intensity noise description for ASE sources that contains the shot noise contribution but also accounts for first- and second-order coherence properties reflecting the process of light generation. We find excellent agreement between pump-current-dependent RIN values and this new description, with the perspective of particular interesting consequences for the realization of low-noise broadband emitters.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2011
Published: August 30, 2011

Citation
Martin Blazek, Sébastien Hartmann, Andreas Molitor, and Wolfgang Elsaesser, "Unifying intensity noise and second-order coherence properties of amplified spontaneous emission sources," Opt. Lett. 36, 3455-3457 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-17-3455

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