Accession Number : ADA266674


Title :   Noise of Mode-Locked Lasers


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS


Personal Author(s) : Haus, H A ; Mecozzi, Antonio


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266674.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : A theory of noise in mode-locked lasers is developed that applies to additive pulse mode-locked and Kerr lens mode-locked systems. Equations of motion are derived for pulse energy, carrier linewidth, frequency pulling, and timing jitter. The effect of gain fluctuations, mirror vibrations, and index fluctuations are determined. Measurements that can determine all four fluctuation spectra are described. Experimental data in the literature are compared with theory.


Descriptors :   *NOISE , *MODE LOCKED LASERS , FREQUENCY , SOLID STATE LASERS , MIRRORS , REPRINTS , MEASUREMENT , VIBRATION , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , EQUATIONS OF MOTION , JITTER , KERR MAGNETOOPTICAL EFFECT , THEORY , ENERGY , MOTION , LASERS , SPECTRA , PULSES , GAIN


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE