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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1619–1626

Noise characterization of a pulse train generated by actively mode-locked lasers

Danny Eliyahu, Randal A. Salvatore, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 1619-1626 (1996)

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We analyze the entire power spectrum of pulse trains generated by a continuously operating actively mode-locked laser in the presence of noise. We consider the effect of amplitude, pulse-shape, and timing-jitter fluctuations that are characterized by stationary processes. Effects of correlations between different parameters of these fluctuations are studied also. The nonstationary timing-jitter fluctuations of passively mode-locked lasers and their influence on the power spectrum is discussed as well.

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Danny Eliyahu, Randal A. Salvatore, and Amnon Yariv, "Noise characterization of a pulse train generated by actively mode-locked lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1619-1626 (1996)

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