Abstract

Polarization-resolved intensity noise has been investigated experimentally in a laser-diode-pumped isotropic microchip solid-state laser possessing spatially coherent polarization vector fields, which are formed by the coherent superposition of a pair of orthogonally polarized Ince–Gauss (IG) modes through the transverse mode locking. A large amount of noise reduction as compared with the total output, which is a coherent state, was observed for the stronger IG mode component by controlling the pump-beam focus.

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K. Otsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 51080203 (2012).
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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (4)

J.-L. Vey, C. Degan, K. Auen, and W. Elsässer, Phys. Rev. A 60, 3284 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. P. van Exter, M. B. Willemsen, and J. P. Woerdman, Phys. Rev. A 58, 4191 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (2)

T. H. Lu, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, Phys. Rev. E 75, 026614 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Ashwin, J. Terry, K. Thornburg, and R. Roy, Phys. Rev. E 58, 7186 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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N. V. Kravtsov, E. G. Lariontsev, and N. I. Naumkin, Quantum Electron. 34, 839 (2004).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. BS, beam splitter; P, polarizer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Upper: Polarization-dependent emission patterns measured at intervals of Δθ=45°. Lower: Polarization-dependent power spectra. θ value for each pattern is given in the brackets. (a) Pump power, 425 mW and (b) Pump power, 474 mW.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Far-field patterns. Lower (b): Polarization-dependent power spectra. Upper (b): Sum and the experimental total output power spectrum. Pump power, 501 mW; w=0.94.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Polarization-resolved relative intensity noise at fRO corresponding to Fig. 3.

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dN1(2)/dt=PN1(2)/τG1(2)|E˜1(2)|2,
dE˜1(2)/dt=(1/2)(G1(2)1/τp)E˜1(2)(η/τc)E˜2(1)+2ε1(2)N1(2)ξ(t).

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