Applied Physics B

, Volume 79, Issue 2, pp 153–162 | Cite as

Noise of mode-locked lasers (Part I): numerical model

  • R. PaschottaEmail author


A numerical model for the calculation of noise spectra of actively or passively mode-locked lasers has been developed. Fluctuations not only of the timing error, but also of all other quantities of interest can be quantified. The model is based on a pulse propagation algorithm with quantum noise sources. It allows the study of a much wider class of phenomena than those accessible with analytical techniques, and it is useful for testing the validity limits of analytical results.


Numerical Model Propagation Algorithm Pulse Propagation Wide Class Noise Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ultrafast Laser Physics, Institute of Quantum ElectronicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland

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