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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17706–17713

Experimental investigation of the timing jitter in self-pulsating quantum-dash lasers operating at 1.55 µm

J.P. Tourrenc, A. Akrout, K. Merghem, A. Martinez, F. Lelarge, A. Shen, G.H. Duan, and A. Ramdane  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17706-17713 (2008)

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We report for the first time on the systematic measurement of timing jitter of 40-GHz self-pulsating Fabry-Perot laser based on InAs/InP quantum dashes emitting at 1.55 µm. Two different methods, one based on optical cross-correlation and one on electrical spectrum sideband integration are used and show a good agreement, yielding a jitter of 0.86 ps in the 1 MHz - 20 MHz frequency range with a potential of 280 fs for optimized driving conditions. Amplitude noise and high-frequency timing jitter contributions are also discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

J. P. Tourrenc, A. Akrout, K. Merghem, A. Martinez, F. Lelarge, A. Shen, G. H. Duan, and A. Ramdane, "Experimental investigation of the timing jitter in self-pulsating quantum-dash lasers operating at 1.55 µm," Opt. Express 16, 17706-17713 (2008)

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