We theoretically propose an architecture of a whispering-gallery mode-locked laser with an integrated intracavity microphotonic electro-optic modulator based on an Er:LiNbO<sub>3</sub> disk resonator. The laser promises to be small in size, to have a high pulse repetition rate, and to use a small amount of microwave power.
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Andrey B. Matsko, Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, and Lute Maleki, "Active mode locking with whispering-gallery modes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2292-2296 (2003)