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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1490–1497

Correlation of supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked lasers

Sangyoun Gee, Franklyn Quinlan, Sarper Ozharar, and Peter J. Delfyett  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 1490-1497 (2007)

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Two types of supermode noise spurs, uncorrelated and correlated, are measured for two different types of harmonically mode-locked lasers utilizing a dual grating pulse shaper as a means to determine the correlation. The correlated supermode noise spur, as measured with the residual phase noise technique, is related to the excitation of multiple correlated optical supermodes in the spectral domain and has a large impact on the noise behavior of optical pulse trains after propagation through a long optical fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2007
Published: June 15, 2007

Sangyoun Gee, Franklyn Quinlan, Sarper Ozharar, and Peter J. Delfyett, "Correlation of supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1490-1497 (2007)

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