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

Abstract

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.

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Paschotta, R. Noise of mode-locked lasers (Part I): numerical model. Appl Phys B 79, 153–162 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-004-1547-x

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Keywords

  • Numerical Model
  • Propagation Algorithm
  • Pulse Propagation
  • Wide Class
  • Noise Source