Andreas Molitor

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Ghost imaging (GI) is one of the recent fascinating and probably counterintuitive topics of quantum optics. Here, we present an alternative classical GI scheme using spectrally ultrabroadband amplified spontaneous emission from an optoelectronic quantum dot based superluminescent diode source. This light source exhibits highly incoherent properties(More)
We demonstrate experimentally that the first- and second-order coherence properties of light emitted by a quantum dot superluminescent diode can be simultaneously tailored by well-controlled optical feedback. Depending on feedback intensity and feedback spectral range we achieve a spectral width Δλ between 120 and 0.26 nm, corresponding to a coherence(More)
We demonstrate that polarization control in combination with the geometrical shape affects wave chaos phenomena in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). In a grating-polarization-stabilized VCSEL, we demonstrate wave chaos in one polarization mode and a transition from wave chaos to regular behavior in the other orthogonal polarization mode. We(More)
We present experimental investigations on spatially resolved Stokes parameters of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with a small aperture diameter of 3 μm and a monolithically integrated surface grating on top of the structure to technologically control the polarization. As expected, the grating fixes the state of polarization, but still(More)
We present joint investigations of relative intensity noise (RIN) and second-order coherence properties of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) generated by a superluminescent diode. We introduce a generalized intensity noise description for ASE sources that contains the shot noise contribution but also accounts for first- and second-order coherence(More)
We experimentally investigate the full polarization behavior of mid-infrared emitting quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) in terms of measuring the complete Stokes parameters, instead of only projecting them on a linear polarization basis. We demonstrate that besides the pre-dominant linear TM polarization of the emitted light as governed by the selection rules(More)
Recently, we have shown [Opt. Lett.37, 4799 (2012)] that the amount of unpolarized light, quantified by the degree of polarization (DOP), is strongly enhanced by increasing the oxide aperture of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). Here, we reveal the physical mechanism of the DOP reduction when investigating spatio-spectrally resolved Stokes(More)
We demonstrate that a full polarization analysis in terms of the Stokes vector parameters is necessary to determine the polarization state of light emitted by vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). For three selected representative VCSEL devices, we measured the injection current dependence of the three Stokes parameters and compared these(More)
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