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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 9151–9160

Timing jitter from the optical spectrum in semiconductor passively mode locked lasers

Ricardo Rosales, Kamel Merghem, Anthony Martinez, Francois Lelarge, Alain Accard, and Abderrahim Ramdane  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 9151-9160 (2012)

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An analysis of the passively mode locked regime in semiconductor lasers is presented, leading to an explicit expression relating the timing jitter diffusion constant to the optical linewidths in these devices. Experimental results for single section quantum-dash based lasers validating the theoretical analysis are presented for the first time. Timing jitter of mode locked lasers at rates of up to 130 GHz has been experimentally estimated from the optical spectra without requiring fast photodetection.

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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: August 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2011
Published: April 5, 2012

Ricardo Rosales, Kamel Merghem, Anthony Martinez, Francois Lelarge, Alain Accard, and Abderrahim Ramdane, "Timing jitter from the optical spectrum in semiconductor passively mode locked lasers," Opt. Express 20, 9151-9160 (2012)

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