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dc.contributor.authorSokol, Michael
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dc.date.issued1998-07-01
dc.identifier.citationSokol, M. (1998). Quantum theory of the linewidth of a laser with a saturable absorber: Phase diffusion. Optical Engineering, 37(6), 1775-1779.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/1839
dc.descriptionDensity matrix ,Laser, Linewidth, Phase diffusion, Quantum theory, Saturable absorberen_US
dc.description.abstractA quantum theory of the spectral width of a laser with a saturable absorber is presented. We perform a density matrix calculation yielding the off-diagonal element ρ n,n+1(t) which is proportional to the average value of the electric field <E(t)> associated with the laser field having a large photon number n. The general linewidth theory is applied to any general laser which has saturable absorber features for a portion of the building of the laser field. We have found that the saturable absorber action contribution to the linewidth of such a laser can be substantial. © 1998 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.en_US
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dc.rightsThis published article is made available in accordance with publishers policy. It may be subject to U.S. copyright law. © 2016, SPIE. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/optical-engineering/author-guidelinesen_US
dc.titleQuantum theory of the linewidth of a laser with a saturable absorber: Phase diffusionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/1.602011


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