We demonstrate the generation of picosecond pulses with ~800fs jitter and SMSR in excess of 60dB by gain switching a Discrete Mode laser and compare the results with a commercial DFB laser.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
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(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
P. M. Anandarajah, L. P. Barry, A. M. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, J. O'Gorman, J. O'Carroll, C. Herbert, R. Phelan, and A. S. Duke, "Highly Coherent Picosecond Pulse Generation with Sub-PS Jitter and High SMSR by Gain Switching Discrete Mode Laser Diodes at 10 GHz Line Rate," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OWJ3.
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