A packaged 10GHz monolithic two-section quantum-dot mode-locked laser is presented, with record narrow 500Hz RF electrical linewidth for passive mode-locking. Single sideband noise spectra show 147fs integrated timing jitter over the 4MHz-80MHz frequency range.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
G. Carpintero, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, "Sub-kHz RF Electrical Linewidth from a 10GHz Passively Mode-Locked Quantum-Dot Laser Diode," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMK2.
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