Noise in Optical Systems

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 - 1:30pm - 2:05pm
Keller 3-180
Franz Kaertner (Universität Fridericiana (TH) Karlsruhe)
In the first part of the talk the origin of noise in optical systems and its description is reviewed. The focus will be on principle limitations set by noise. In the second part of the talk noise issues in pulsed laser sources and there impact on high-speed A/D-conversion is discussed.