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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5041–5054

Timing jitter and phase noise of mode-locked fiber lasers

Rüdiger Paschotta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5041-5054 (2010)

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The noise properties of mode-locked fiber lasers differ in various respects from those of bulk lasers. The reasons for this are both quantitative and qualitative differences concerning the pulse formation. The underlying theoretical aspects are discussed in detail. It is found that the achievable noise level and the limiting effects depend strongly on the type of fiber laser. Depending on the pulse formation mechanism, noise levels may be much higher than predicted by simplified models.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2010
Published: February 25, 2010

Rüdiger Paschotta, "Timing jitter and phase noise
of mode-locked fiber lasers," Opt. Express 18, 5041-5054 (2010)

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