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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4901–4903

Experimental demonstration of a dual-frequency laser free from antiphase noise

Abdelkrim El Amili, Goulc’hen Loas, Syamsundar De, Sylvain Schwartz, Gilles Feugnet, Jean-Paul Pocholle, Fabien Bretenaker, and Mehdi Alouini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 4901-4903 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004901


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Abstract

A reduction of more than 20 dB of the intensity noise at the antiphase relaxation oscillation frequency is experimentally demonstrated in a two-polarization dual-frequency solid-state laser without any optical or electronic feedback loop. Such behavior is inherently obtained by aligning the two orthogonally polarized oscillating modes with the crystallographic axes of a (100)-cut neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet active medium. The antiphase noise level is shown to increase as soon as one departs from this peculiar configuration, evidencing the predominant role of the nonlinear coupling constant. This experimental demonstration opens new perspectives on the design and realization of extremely low-noise dual-frequency solid-state lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2012
Published: November 27, 2012

Citation
Abdelkrim El Amili, Goulc’hen Loas, Syamsundar De, Sylvain Schwartz, Gilles Feugnet, Jean-Paul Pocholle, Fabien Bretenaker, and Mehdi Alouini, "Experimental demonstration of a dual-frequency laser free from antiphase noise," Opt. Lett. 37, 4901-4903 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-23-4901


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