Laser Bandwidth-Induced Fluctuations in the Intensity Transmitted by a Fabry-Perot Interferometer

Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University - Main Campus
Daniel Elliott, Purdue University - Main Campus
M. Hamilton, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Date of this Version



Phys Rev. A., Vol. 44, Number 5, pp. 3222, Sept. 1, 1991.


This is the published version of G. Klimeck, D. S. Elliott, and M. W. Hamilton. (1 September 1991). "Laser-bandwidth-induced Auctuations in the intensity transmitted by a Fabry-Perot interferometer". First published in the Physical Review A and is available online at:


We have measured the power spectrum of the intensity Auctuations of light transmitted by a Fabry- Perot interferometer when the input field is the real Gaussian field. The real Gaussian field is a field characterized by real, random (Gaussian) amplitude Auctuations. The bandwidth of the real Gaussian field was varied, taking on values less than that of the interferometer, as well as greater. Comparisons of the measured spectra with calculated spectra are quite satisfactory. Of special interest is a feature in the spectra centered at the laser-interferometer detuning frequency.


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