Abstract

Using a multi-longitudinal-mode (MLM) and a single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) all-solid-state green lasers to be the pumping sources of a continuous-wave Ti:sapphire laser, respectively, the intensity-noise dependence of the Ti:sapphire laser on the longitudinal-mode structure of pumping sources is experimentally studied. The comparison between the theoretical prediction based on the quantum-mechanical model and the experimental measurement for the intensity-noise spectra is presented.

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2010

Y. Zheng, F. Li, Y. Wang, K. Zhang, and K. Peng, “High-stability single-frequency green laser with a wedge Nd:YVO4 as a polarizing beam splitter,” Opt. Commun. 283(2), 309–312 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Wang, Y. Shang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Dependence of quantum correlations of twin beams on the pump finesse of an optical parametric oscillator,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41(3), 035502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

S. Qamar, H. Xiong, and M. S. Zubairy, “Influence of pump-phase fluctuations on entanglement generation using a correlated spontaneous-emission laser,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 062305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

J. Belfi, J. Galli, G. Giusfredi, and F. Marin, “Intensity noise of an injection-locked Ti:sapphire laser: analysis of the phase-noise-to-amplitude-noise conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(7), 1276–1286 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004

S. Witte, R. T. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Control and precise measurement of carrier-envelope phase dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B 78(1), 5–12 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Bouafia, H. Bencheikh, L. Bouamama, and H. Weber, “M2 quality factor as a key to mastering laser beam propagation,” Proc. SPIE 5456, 130–140 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2000

A. Lucianetti, Th. Graf, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, “Thermo-optical properties of transversely pumped composite YAG rods with Nd-doped core,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 220–227 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Y. Zhang, Y. Cheng, T. Zhang, K. Zhang, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Investigation of the characteristics of the intensity noise of singly resonant active second-harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(10), 1695–1703 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998

C. Becher and K.-J. Boller, “Intensity noise properties of Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers pumped with an amplitude squeezed diode laser,” Opt. Commun. 147(4-6), 366–374 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

W. Yimin, L. Yupu, and Z. Yinghua, “Influence of the pump beam mode in a longitudinally pumped CW Ti:sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers A23(2), 111–116 (1996).

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High-power, efficient, low-noise, continuous-wave all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(23), 1912–1914 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. C. Ralph, C. C. Harb, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity noise of injection-locked lasers: Quantum theory using a linearized input-output method,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4359–4369 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, I. Freitag, D. E. McClelland, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity-noise properties of injection-locked lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4370–4382 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991

J. Harrison, A. Finch, D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, “Low-threshold, cw, all-solid-state Ti:Al(2)O(3) laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(8), 581–583 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1989

A. J. Alfrey, “Modeling of longitudinally pumped CW Ti:Sapphire laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25(4), 760–766 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1986

P. F. Moulton, “Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti:Al2O3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(1), 125–133 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yamamoto, S. Machida, and O. Nilsson, “Amplitude squeezing in a pump-noise-suppressed laser oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A 34(5), 4025–4042 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Baer, “Large-amplitude fluctuations due to longitudinal mode coupling in diode-pumped intracavity-doubled Nd:YAG lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(9), 1175–1180 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1983

H. P. Yuen and V. W. S. Chan, “Noise in homodyne and heterodyne detection,” Opt. Lett. 8(3), 177–179 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alfrey, A. J.

A. J. Alfrey, “Modeling of longitudinally pumped CW Ti:Sapphire laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25(4), 760–766 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Bachor, H. A.

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, I. Freitag, D. E. McClelland, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity-noise properties of injection-locked lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4370–4382 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. C. Ralph, C. C. Harb, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity noise of injection-locked lasers: Quantum theory using a linearized input-output method,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4359–4369 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bachor, H.-A.

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Baer, T.

T. Baer, “Large-amplitude fluctuations due to longitudinal mode coupling in diode-pumped intracavity-doubled Nd:YAG lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(9), 1175–1180 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Becher, C.

C. Becher and K.-J. Boller, “Intensity noise properties of Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers pumped with an amplitude squeezed diode laser,” Opt. Commun. 147(4-6), 366–374 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Belfi, J.

J. Belfi, J. Galli, G. Giusfredi, and F. Marin, “Intensity noise of an injection-locked Ti:sapphire laser: analysis of the phase-noise-to-amplitude-noise conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(7), 1276–1286 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bencheikh, H.

M. Bouafia, H. Bencheikh, L. Bouamama, and H. Weber, “M2 quality factor as a key to mastering laser beam propagation,” Proc. SPIE 5456, 130–140 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Boller, K.-J.

C. Becher and K.-J. Boller, “Intensity noise properties of Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers pumped with an amplitude squeezed diode laser,” Opt. Commun. 147(4-6), 366–374 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bouafia, M.

M. Bouafia, H. Bencheikh, L. Bouamama, and H. Weber, “M2 quality factor as a key to mastering laser beam propagation,” Proc. SPIE 5456, 130–140 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bouamama, L.

M. Bouafia, H. Bencheikh, L. Bouamama, and H. Weber, “M2 quality factor as a key to mastering laser beam propagation,” Proc. SPIE 5456, 130–140 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chan, V. W. S.

H. P. Yuen and V. W. S. Chan, “Noise in homodyne and heterodyne detection,” Opt. Lett. 8(3), 177–179 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Changde, X.

Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Cheng, Y.

Y. Zhang, Y. Cheng, T. Zhang, K. Zhang, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Investigation of the characteristics of the intensity noise of singly resonant active second-harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(10), 1695–1703 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Eikema, K. S. E.

S. Witte, R. T. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Control and precise measurement of carrier-envelope phase dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B 78(1), 5–12 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fengqin, L.

L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Finch, A.

J. Harrison, A. Finch, D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, “Low-threshold, cw, all-solid-state Ti:Al(2)O(3) laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(8), 581–583 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Freitag, I.

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, I. Freitag, D. E. McClelland, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity-noise properties of injection-locked lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4370–4382 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Galli, J.

J. Belfi, J. Galli, G. Giusfredi, and F. Marin, “Intensity noise of an injection-locked Ti:sapphire laser: analysis of the phase-noise-to-amplitude-noise conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(7), 1276–1286 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Giusfredi, G.

J. Belfi, J. Galli, G. Giusfredi, and F. Marin, “Intensity noise of an injection-locked Ti:sapphire laser: analysis of the phase-noise-to-amplitude-noise conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(7), 1276–1286 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Graf, Th.

A. Lucianetti, Th. Graf, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, “Thermo-optical properties of transversely pumped composite YAG rods with Nd-doped core,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 220–227 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Harb, C. C.

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. C. Ralph, C. C. Harb, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity noise of injection-locked lasers: Quantum theory using a linearized input-output method,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4359–4369 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, I. Freitag, D. E. McClelland, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity-noise properties of injection-locked lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4370–4382 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harrison, J.

J. Harrison, A. Finch, D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, “Low-threshold, cw, all-solid-state Ti:Al(2)O(3) laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(8), 581–583 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hogervorst, W.

S. Witte, R. T. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Control and precise measurement of carrier-envelope phase dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B 78(1), 5–12 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Huadong, L.

L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Huntington, E. H.

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, I. Freitag, D. E. McClelland, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity-noise properties of injection-locked lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4370–4382 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Inaba, H.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High-power, efficient, low-noise, continuous-wave all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(23), 1912–1914 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jia, X.

D. Wang, Y. Shang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Dependence of quantum correlations of twin beams on the pump finesse of an optical parametric oscillator,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41(3), 035502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jing, S.

L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jing, Z.

Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Kuanshou, Z.

L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Kunchi, P.

L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Li, F.

Y. Zheng, F. Li, Y. Wang, K. Zhang, and K. Peng, “High-stability single-frequency green laser with a wedge Nd:YVO4 as a polarizing beam splitter,” Opt. Commun. 283(2), 309–312 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Y.

L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lucianetti, A.

A. Lucianetti, Th. Graf, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, “Thermo-optical properties of transversely pumped composite YAG rods with Nd-doped core,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 220–227 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Machida, S.

Y. Yamamoto, S. Machida, and O. Nilsson, “Amplitude squeezing in a pump-noise-suppressed laser oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A 34(5), 4025–4042 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marin, F.

J. Belfi, J. Galli, G. Giusfredi, and F. Marin, “Intensity noise of an injection-locked Ti:sapphire laser: analysis of the phase-noise-to-amplitude-noise conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(7), 1276–1286 (2006).
[CrossRef]

McClelland, D. E.

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, I. Freitag, D. E. McClelland, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity-noise properties of injection-locked lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4370–4382 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Moulton, P. F.

J. Harrison, A. Finch, D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, “Low-threshold, cw, all-solid-state Ti:Al(2)O(3) laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(8), 581–583 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. F. Moulton, “Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti:Al2O3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(1), 125–133 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, O.

Y. Yamamoto, S. Machida, and O. Nilsson, “Amplitude squeezing in a pump-noise-suppressed laser oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A 34(5), 4025–4042 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Peng, K.

Y. Zheng, F. Li, Y. Wang, K. Zhang, and K. Peng, “High-stability single-frequency green laser with a wedge Nd:YVO4 as a polarizing beam splitter,” Opt. Commun. 283(2), 309–312 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Wang, Y. Shang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Dependence of quantum correlations of twin beams on the pump finesse of an optical parametric oscillator,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41(3), 035502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhang, Y. Cheng, T. Zhang, K. Zhang, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Investigation of the characteristics of the intensity noise of singly resonant active second-harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(10), 1695–1703 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Qamar, S.

S. Qamar, H. Xiong, and M. S. Zubairy, “Influence of pump-phase fluctuations on entanglement generation using a correlated spontaneous-emission laser,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 062305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ralph, T. C.

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. C. Ralph, C. C. Harb, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity noise of injection-locked lasers: Quantum theory using a linearized input-output method,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4359–4369 (1996).
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C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, I. Freitag, D. E. McClelland, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity-noise properties of injection-locked lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4370–4382 (1996).
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Rines, D. M.

J. Harrison, A. Finch, D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, “Low-threshold, cw, all-solid-state Ti:Al(2)O(3) laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(8), 581–583 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rines, G. A.

J. Harrison, A. Finch, D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, “Low-threshold, cw, all-solid-state Ti:Al(2)O(3) laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(8), 581–583 (1991).
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Shang, Y.

D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
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D. Wang, Y. Shang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Dependence of quantum correlations of twin beams on the pump finesse of an optical parametric oscillator,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41(3), 035502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High-power, efficient, low-noise, continuous-wave all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(23), 1912–1914 (1996).
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Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Tsunekane, M.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High-power, efficient, low-noise, continuous-wave all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(23), 1912–1914 (1996).
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D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
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D. Wang, Y. Shang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Dependence of quantum correlations of twin beams on the pump finesse of an optical parametric oscillator,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41(3), 035502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W.

D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
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Y. Zheng, F. Li, Y. Wang, K. Zhang, and K. Peng, “High-stability single-frequency green laser with a wedge Nd:YVO4 as a polarizing beam splitter,” Opt. Commun. 283(2), 309–312 (2010).
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M. Bouafia, H. Bencheikh, L. Bouamama, and H. Weber, “M2 quality factor as a key to mastering laser beam propagation,” Proc. SPIE 5456, 130–140 (2004).
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A. Lucianetti, Th. Graf, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, “Thermo-optical properties of transversely pumped composite YAG rods with Nd-doped core,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 220–227 (2000).
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L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
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D. Wang, Y. Shang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Dependence of quantum correlations of twin beams on the pump finesse of an optical parametric oscillator,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41(3), 035502 (2008).
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D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
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D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Yaohui, Z.

L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
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W. Yimin, L. Yupu, and Z. Yinghua, “Influence of the pump beam mode in a longitudinally pumped CW Ti:sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers A23(2), 111–116 (1996).

Yougui, C.

L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
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L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
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W. Yimin, L. Yupu, and Z. Yinghua, “Influence of the pump beam mode in a longitudinally pumped CW Ti:sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers A23(2), 111–116 (1996).

Zhang, K.

Y. Zheng, F. Li, Y. Wang, K. Zhang, and K. Peng, “High-stability single-frequency green laser with a wedge Nd:YVO4 as a polarizing beam splitter,” Opt. Commun. 283(2), 309–312 (2010).
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Y. Zhang, Y. Cheng, T. Zhang, K. Zhang, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Investigation of the characteristics of the intensity noise of singly resonant active second-harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(10), 1695–1703 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Zhang, Y. Cheng, T. Zhang, K. Zhang, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Investigation of the characteristics of the intensity noise of singly resonant active second-harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(10), 1695–1703 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

Y. Zhang, Y. Cheng, T. Zhang, K. Zhang, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Investigation of the characteristics of the intensity noise of singly resonant active second-harmonic generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(10), 1695–1703 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, Y.

Y. Zheng, F. Li, Y. Wang, K. Zhang, and K. Peng, “High-stability single-frequency green laser with a wedge Nd:YVO4 as a polarizing beam splitter,” Opt. Commun. 283(2), 309–312 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zinkstok, R. T.

S. Witte, R. T. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Control and precise measurement of carrier-envelope phase dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B 78(1), 5–12 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zubairy, M. S.

S. Qamar, H. Xiong, and M. S. Zubairy, “Influence of pump-phase fluctuations on entanglement generation using a correlated spontaneous-emission laser,” Phys. Rev. A 75(6), 062305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Acta Opt. Sin.

Z. Jing, Z. Kuanshou, C. Yanli, Z. Tiancai, X. Changde, and P. Kunchi, “Intensity noise properties of LD pumped single-frequency ring laser,” Acta Opt. Sin. 20(10), 1311–1316 (2000).

Appl. Phys. B

S. Witte, R. T. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. S. E. Eikema, “Control and precise measurement of carrier-envelope phase dynamics,” Appl. Phys. B 78(1), 5–12 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chin. J. Lasers

L. Fengqin, Y. Lin, S. Yumei, Z. Yaohui, Z. Kuanshou, and P. Kunchi, “All-solid-state CW 12.9 W TEM00 mode green laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 36(6), 1332–1336 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. Huadong, S. Jing, L. Fengqin, W. Wenzhe, C. Yougui, and P. Kunchi, “Compact, stable, tunable Ti:Sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers 37(5), 1166–1171 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. Yimin, L. Yupu, and Z. Yinghua, “Influence of the pump beam mode in a longitudinally pumped CW Ti:sapphire laser,” Chin. J. Lasers A23(2), 111–116 (1996).

Europhys. Lett.

D. Wang, Y. Shang, Z. Yan, W. Wang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Experimental investigation about the influence of pump phase noise on phase-correlation of output optical fields from a non-degenerate parametric oscillator,” Europhys. Lett. 82(2), 24003 (2008).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

T. Baer, “Large-amplitude fluctuations due to longitudinal mode coupling in diode-pumped intracavity-doubled Nd:YAG lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(9), 1175–1180 (1986).
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[CrossRef]

C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. H. Huntington, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor, and I. Freitag, “Intensity-noise dependence of Nd:YAG lasers on their diode-laser pump source,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11), 2936–2945 (1997).
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J. Belfi, J. Galli, G. Giusfredi, and F. Marin, “Intensity noise of an injection-locked Ti:sapphire laser: analysis of the phase-noise-to-amplitude-noise conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(7), 1276–1286 (2006).
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D. Wang, Y. Shang, X. Jia, C. Xie, and K. Peng, “Dependence of quantum correlations of twin beams on the pump finesse of an optical parametric oscillator,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41(3), 035502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

Y. Zheng, F. Li, Y. Wang, K. Zhang, and K. Peng, “High-stability single-frequency green laser with a wedge Nd:YVO4 as a polarizing beam splitter,” Opt. Commun. 283(2), 309–312 (2010).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Phys. Rev. A

T. C. Ralph, C. C. Harb, and H. A. Bachor, “Intensity noise of injection-locked lasers: Quantum theory using a linearized input-output method,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), 4359–4369 (1996).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(Color online) Experimental setup of measuring the intensity noise of all-solid-state CW single-frequency tunable Ti:sapphire laser. f1, f2: Lens, BRF: Birefringent filter, OD: Optical diode, HWP1, HWP2, HWP3: Half-wave plate @ 532 nm, HWP4, HWP5: Half-wave plate @ 780 nm, PBS1, PBS2: Polarization-beam-splitter @ 532 nm, PBS3, PBS4: Polarization-beam-splitter @ 780 nm, PD1, PD2, PD3, PD4: Photo-detector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(Color online) Longitudinal-mode structure of the pumping sources. (a) The SLM pumping system. (b) The MLM pumping system.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(Color online) Output power of CW single-frequency tunable Ti:sapphire laser versus pumping power with different pumping sources. (a) The SLM system as pumping source. (b) The MLM system as pumping source.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(Color online) Intensity noise spectrum of the Ti:sapphire laser compared with that of the SLM pumping source. (a) Intensity noise of the SLM pumping system. (b) Intensity noise of the Ti:sapphire laser.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(Color online) Intensity noise spectrum of the Ti:sapphire laser compared with that of the MLM pumping source. (a) Intensity noise of the MLM pumping system. (b) Intensity noise of the Ti:sapphire laser.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(Color online) Ti:sapphire intensity noise spectra compared with the quantum prediction for the noise profile. (a), (b) Measured intensity noise profiles when the Ti:sapphire is pumped with the SLM and the MLM system, respectively. (c), (d) The corresponding calculated profiles.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Parameters used to calculate the noise spectra of Fig. 6(c) and 6(d)

Equations (2)

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V f = [ 1 + 4 κ m 2 ( ω 2 + γ l 2 ) 8 κ m κ G α 2 γ l ( ω r 2 ω 2 ) 2 + ω 2 γ l 2 ] V v a c + [ 2 κ m G 2 α 2 Γ ( ω r 2 ω 2 ) 2 + ω 2 γ l 2 ] V p + [ 2 κ m G 2 α 2 γ t J 3 ( ω r 2 ω 2 ) 2 + ω 2 γ l 2 ] V s p o n t + { 2 κ m G J 3 [ ( γ t + Γ ) 2 + ω 2 ] ( ω r 2 ω 2 ) 2 + ω 2 γ l 2 } V d i p o l e + [ 4 κ m κ l ( γ l 2 + ω 2 ) ( ω r 2 ω 2 ) 2 + ω 2 γ l 2 ] V l o s s e s
α 2 = Γ γ t J 3 2 κ

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