Amplitude fluctuations and photon statistics of InGaAsP injection lasers
Abstract
It is shown experimentally that the statistical distribution of the light output from an injection laser can be adequately described by the superposition of a coherent electric field and narrowband Gaussian noise. A technique for measuring these fluctuations in the time domain with a resolution of 120 ps is described. The results for several InGaAsP lasers show that intensity fluctuations in an injection laser are rather large, so that the probability of finding the output below 50 percent of the average power in a 120 ps time interval can be as high as 0.00001.
 Publication:

IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
 Pub Date:
 September 1983
 DOI:
 10.1109/JQE.1983.1072055
 Bibcode:
 1983IJQE...19.1348L
 Keywords:

 Amplitude Distribution Analysis;
 Injection Lasers;
 Laser Outputs;
 Noise Spectra;
 Quantum Statistics;
 Semiconductor Lasers;
 Fluctuation Theory;
 Gallium Arsenides;
 Indium Phosphides;
 Luminous Intensity;
 Metal Compounds;
 Statistical Distributions;
 Temporal Resolution;
 Lasers and Masers