Abstract

We present a multichannel optical homodyne detection setup suitable for measurements of quantum light statistics with ultrafast time resolution. We employ the setup to measure light statistics of diode lasers driven by both a direct and a pulsed current source. In particular, we measure the time-resolved second-order correlation function g(2) and photon number distribution. Our results provide information about the dynamics of the lasing transition.

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