Photon statistics of a single mode of amplified spontaneous emission noise in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier

Paul Voss*, Michael Vasilyev, Dmitry Levandovsky, Tae Gon Noh, Prem Kumar

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Abstract

Optical homodyne tomography (OHT) is used to show that the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise of a single mode in an erbium doped fiber amplifier is Bose-Einstein distributed. In general, an OHT set-up, a weak signal beam is mixed on a 50/50 beamsplitter with a strong local oscillator beam of the same polarization and spatio-temporal mode (optical homodyne), and falls on two p-i-n photodiodes; the difference between the two photocurrents is measured (balanced detection).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-737
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 12th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS'99) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1999Nov 11 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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