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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4287–4289

Polarization-dependent intensity noise in a microchip solid-state laser with spatially coherent polarization vector fields

Kenju Otsuka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4287-4289 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004287


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Abstract

Polarization-resolved intensity noise has been investigated experimentally in a laser-diode-pumped isotropic microchip solid-state laser possessing spatially coherent polarization vector fields, which are formed by the coherent superposition of a pair of orthogonally polarized Ince–Gauss (IG) modes through the transverse mode locking. A large amount of noise reduction as compared with the total output, which is a coherent state, was observed for the stronger IG mode component by controlling the pump-beam focus.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Citation
Kenju Otsuka, "Polarization-dependent intensity noise in a microchip solid-state laser with spatially coherent polarization vector fields," Opt. Lett. 37, 4287-4289 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4287


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