Low-noise operation of a 9-GHz hybridly mode-locked laser diode is demonstrated. The integrated timing jitter was 47 fs (10 Hz to 10 MHz) and 86 fs (10 Hz to 4.5 GHz), with a pulse width of 6.7 ps. The noise performance as a function of filter bandwidth and oscillator noise is also addressed.
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Leaf A. Jiang, Matthew E. Grein, Erich P. Ippen, Cameron McNeilage, Jesse Searls, and Hiroyuki Yokoyama, "Quantum-limited noise performance of a mode-locked laser diode," Opt. Lett. 27, 49-51 (2002)