By employing the standard frequency-domain eigenfunction expansion technique, we present an analysis on the residual timing jitter of actively harmonic mode-locked lasers incorporated with high-finesse Fabry–Perot filters. Simple formulas that directly relate the pulse train residual timing jitter performance to several experimentally measurable qualities, such as the Fabry–Perot filter finesse and the residual phase-modulation noise knee frequency, are given and discussed.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2005
Guanghao Zhu and Niloy K. Dutta, "Analysis on the residual timing jitter of actively harmonic mode-locked lasers incorporated with high-finesse Fabry-Perot filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 236-240 (2006)