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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2003
  • pp: 1090–1095

Supermode suppression to below -130 dBc/Hz in a 10 GHz harmonically mode-locked external sigma cavity semiconductor laser

T. Yilmaz, C. M. DePriest, P. J. Delfyett, Jr., S. Etemad, A. Braun, and J. H. Abeles  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 1090-1095 (2003)

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We demonstrate supermode suppression to levels below -125 dBc/Hz and -132 dBc/Hz using Fabry-Perot etalons with finesse values of 180 and 650, respectively, for a 10 GHz harmonically mode-locked external sigma cavity semiconductor laser. The laser was hybridly mode-locked using direct electrical modulation in a compact package without the need for an external modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2003
Published: May 5, 2003

T. Yilmaz, C. M. DePriest, P. J. Delfyett, S. Etemad, A. Braun, and J. H. Abeles, "Supermode suppression to below -130 dBc/Hz in a 10 GHz harmonically mode-locked external sigma cavity semiconductor laser," Opt. Express 11, 1090-1095 (2003)

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