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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 957–959

Observation of quantum-limited timing jitter in an active, harmonically mode-locked fiber laser

M. E. Grein, L. A. Jiang, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, C. McNeilage, J. H. Searls, and R. S. Windeler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 957-959 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000957


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Abstract

We report on the observation of quantum-limited timing jitter in a harmonically mode-locked soliton fiber laser with an ultralow-noise local oscillator. The effects of amplitude and phase modulation on the spectrum are described and compared with theory.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(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
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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M. E. Grein, L. A. Jiang, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, C. McNeilage, J. H. Searls, and R. S. Windeler, "Observation of quantum-limited timing jitter in an active, harmonically mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 957-959 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-11-957

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