Rate-Equation Approach to Laser Light Statistics

Abstract : Single-mode cavity laser light statistics is considered within the framework of rate equations. According to this approach, fluctuations are caused by jumps in active and detecting atoms. The algebra is simple, allowing analytical expressions for the intracavity Fano factor and the photocurrent spectral density to be obtained. Poissonian, quiet, and optical pumps are considered. The results are verified by comparison with Monte Carlo simulations. An essentially exhaustive investigation of sub-Poissonian light generation by classical laser schemes, two-mode lasers, and semiconductor lasers is proposed.
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Laurent Chusseau, Jacques Arnaud, Fabrice Philippe. Rate-Equation Approach to Laser Light Statistics. Optics and Spectroscopy, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica, 2003, 94 (5), pp.746-754. ⟨10.1134/1.1576846⟩. ⟨lirmm-00269535⟩

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