Physical Review A, volume 48, number 3, september 1993
Spectral-hole burning (SHB) profoundly affects the modulation and noise properties of laser oscillators and amplifiers at high optical power. The present semiclassical theory of SHB shows that the optical gain should be considered a function of the carrier and photon rate (rather than photon number) plus a fluctuation at the shot-noise level (for full population inversion). Constant-voltage-driven laser diodes generate amplitude-squeezed light, a result not predicted by previous theories that treat gain compression in a formal way. Amplitude and phase noise of oscillators and amplifiers are considered.
LIEN VERS L’ARTICLE : AMPLITUDE SQUEEZING FROM SPECTRAL-HOLE BURNING : A SEMI-CLASSICAL THEORY