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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5014–5017

Buffer reservoir approach for cancellation of laser resonant noises

Abdelkrim El Amili, Goulc’hen Loas, Lucien Pouget, and Mehdi Alouini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5014-5017 (2014)

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The introduction of a buffer reservoir mechanism with optimized time-constants and cross sections in a laser system enables breaking any resonant exchange between the population inversion and photon population over an extremely wide bandwidth. The associated noise cancellation, including the excess noise at relaxation oscillations and spontaneous-signal beating, is experimentally evidenced up to 16 GHz in an Er,Yb laser comprising a GaAs two-photon absorber. Such approach is shown to preserve the laser linewidth quality and is advantageously implemented for optical distribution of frequency references.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2014
Published: August 19, 2014

Abdelkrim El Amili, Goulc’hen Loas, Lucien Pouget, and Mehdi Alouini, "Buffer reservoir approach for cancellation of laser resonant noises," Opt. Lett. 39, 5014-5017 (2014)

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