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Highly Coherent Semiconductor Lasers : Optoelectronics Library - Motoichi Otsu

Highly Coherent Semiconductor Lasers

Optoelectronics Library

Hardcover Published: 19th October 1991
ISBN: 9780890064627
Number Of Pages: 356

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THis book shows you the principles of operation, device structure, noise properties, and a wide range of possible application systems of semiconductor lasers, and describes methods for improving their coherence. Supported by 300 equations and 169 illustrations.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Requirements of Highly Coherent Semiconductor Lasersp. 1
Five Requirements to Be Metp. 2
Structure and Oscillation Mechanismsp. 7
Coherence of Lightp. 7
Device Structuresp. 15
Formulation of Laser Oscillationp. 30
Noise Characteristicsp. 33
Intensity Noisep. 33
Frequency Noisep. 36
Coherence Deterioration Induced in Semiconductor Lasers by Specific Noisep. 40
Oscillation Instabilities Induced by Reflected Lightwavesp. 40
Mode-Hopping and Mode-Partition Noisep. 43
Optical Frequency Discriminators, Detections, and Modulationsp. 61
Optical Frequency Demodulatorsp. 62
Noise Sources in the FM Noise Detection Systemp. 85
Modulation Characteristics of a Semiconductor Laserp. 93
FM Noise Reduction and Improvement of Frequency Accuracyp. 101
Center Frequency Stabilization of the Field Spectrump. 101
Improvements in the Accuracy and Reproducibility of the Stabilized Laser Frequencyp. 108
Wideband FM Noise Reductionp. 113
Negative Electrical Feedbackp. 113
Injection Locking and Optical Feedbackp. 124
Optical Phase Locking and Frequency Sweepp. 145
Optical Phase- and Frequency-Locked Loopsp. 145
Heterodyne Optical Phase-Locked Loopp. 149
Homodyne Optical Phase-Locked Loopp. 158
Other Promising Techniquesp. 162
Stable, Accurate, and Wideband Optical Frequency Sweepp. 167
Fine Frequency Sweepp. 167
Wideband Coarse Frequency Sweepp. 167
Applications of Highly Coherent Semiconductor Lasersp. 173
Optical Communication Systemsp. 173
Optical Measurementsp. 177
Passive Ring Resonator-Type Fiber Gyroscopep. 177
Velocity and Displacement Measurementsp. 182
Photon Scanning Tunneling Microscopep. 183
Analytical Spectroscopyp. 192
Laser Radar (Lidar)p. 192
Isotope Separation and Analysis of Radicalsp. 193
Optical Pumping of Atomic Clocksp. 196
Cesium Atomic Clock at 9.2 GHzp. 196
Rubidium Atomic Clock at 6.8 GHzp. 199
Quantum Optics and Basic Physicsp. 209
High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Atoms and Moleculesp. 209
Test of Basic Principles of Physicsp. 214
Manipulations of Atoms and Ionsp. 217
Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (Cavity QED)p. 225
Toward the Futurep. 235
Improvement in Device Structurep. 235
Advanced Longitudinal-Mode Controlled Lasersp. 235
Narrow-Linewidth Lasersp. 240
Wideband Frequency Sweepp. 244
Realization of Novel Lasing Wavelengthsp. 244
High-Power Laser Devicesp. 247
Reduction of Chirpingp. 249
Expansion of the Lasing Frequency Rangep. 251
Short-Wavelength Lasersp. 251
Stable, Wideband Optical Sweep Generatorsp. 255
Ultrafast Detection of Lightwaves, Waveform Conversion, and Optical-Frequency Counting Systemsp. 257
Generation and Application of Nonclassical Photonsp. 261
Photon Antibunching and the Properties of the Squeezed State of Lightp. 261
Quantum Nondemolition Measurementsp. 266
Control and Manipulation of Atoms and Photonsp. 268
High-Power Lasers and Optical Energy Storagep. 270
Conclusionp. 281
Quantization of the Light Fieldp. 283
Definitions of the Measures for Evaluating the FM Noise Magnitudep. 293
Methods for Measuring FM Noise and the Allan Variance Real-Time Processing Systemp. 301
Rate Equation and Relaxation Oscillationp. 311
Theoretical Analyses of Optical Phase-Locked Loopsp. 315
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780890064627
ISBN-10: 0890064628
Series: Optoelectronics Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 19th October 1991
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.69