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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2010
  • pp: 4130–4132

A semiconductor-based, frequency-stabilized mode-locked laser using a phase modulator and an intracavity etalon

Josue Davila-Rodriguez, Ibrahim Ozdur, Charles Williams, and Peter J. Delfyett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4130-4132 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.004130


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Abstract

We report a frequency-stabilized semiconductor-based mode-locked laser that uses a phase modulator and an intracavity Fabry-Perot etalon for both active mode-locking and optical frequency stabilization. A twofold multiplication of the repetition frequency of the laser is inherently obtained in the process. The residual timing jitter of the mode-locked pulse train is 13 fs ( 1 Hz to 100 MHz ), measured after regenerative frequency division of the photo detected pulse train.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2010
Published: December 9, 2010

Citation
Josue Davila-Rodriguez, Ibrahim Ozdur, Charles Williams, and Peter J. Delfyett, "A semiconductor-based, frequency-stabilized mode-locked laser using a phase modulator and an intracavity etalon," Opt. Lett. 35, 4130-4132 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-24-4130

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