Firth, William J. and Yao, Alison M. (2005) Giant excess noise and transient gain in misaligned laser cavities. Physical Review Letters, 95 (7). 073903-1. ISSN 0031-9007Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The excess noise factor is calculated analytically for a very general class of optical cavities, and is shown to have a superexponential dependence on cavity misalignment, easily attaining values of order 1010. The physical basis is shown to be 'transient gain' associated with amplified spontaneous emission. Similarly dramatic effects of symmetry breaking can be expected in other physical systems with non-normal modes.
|Keywords:||optical cavities, optics, lasers, noise, photonics, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Mr Derek Boyle|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2007|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 09:23|