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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 238–240

Intracavity dispersion effect on timing jitter of ultralow noise mode-locked semiconductor based external-cavity laser

S. Gee, S. Ozharar, J. J. Plant, P. W. Juodawlkis, and P. J. Delfyett  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 238-240 (2009)

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We report the generation of optical pulse trains with 380 as of residual timing jitter ( 1 Hz 1 MHz ) from a mode-locked external-cavity semiconductor laser, through a combination of optimizing the intracavity dispersion and utilizing a high-power, low-noise InGaAsP quantum-well slab-coupled optical waveguide amplifier gain medium. This is, to our knowledge, the lowest residual timing jitter reported to date from an actively mode-locked laser.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2008
Published: January 21, 2009

S. Gee, S. Ozharar, J. J. Plant, P. W. Juodawlkis, and P. J. Delfyett, "Intracavity dispersion effect on timing jitter of ultralow noise mode-locked semiconductor based external-cavity laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 238-240 (2009)

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