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Title: Pulse-to-pulse jitter measurement by photon correlation in high-β lasers

The turn-on delay jitter in pulsed lasers in which a large fraction (β) of spontaneous emission is channeled into the lasing mode is measured by use of a photon correlation technique. This jitter is found to significantly increase with β, reaching values of the order of the pulse width at threshold. This is due to the increase in the relative value of the discretization noise when the number of photons at threshold becomes small, as is the case in high-β lasers.
Authors:
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  1. CNRS-LPN UPR20, Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis (France)
  2. (France)
  3. National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415118
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; PHOTON EMISSION; PHOTONS; PULSES