Pulse-to-pulse jitter measurement by photon correlation in high-ß lasers

Published: January 20, 2015

Author(s)

Armand Lebreton, Abram Izo, Remy Braive, Nadia Belabas, Isabelle Sagnes, Francesco F. Marsili, Varun B. Verma, Sae Woo Nam, Thomas Gerrits, Isabelle Robert-Philip, Martin J. Stevens, Alexios Beveratos

Abstract

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.
Citation: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 106
Issue: 3
Pub Type: Journals

Keywords

Photon statistics and coherence theory, Quantum ¿uctuations, quantum noise, and quantum jumps, Photonic crystal lasers and coherent e¿ects, Dynamical laser instabilities, Noisy laser behavior, Microcavity and microdisk lasers, single-photon detectors
Created January 20, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018