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Record-low noise performance of high-power picosecond MIXSEL
Author(s): S. M. Link; M. Mangold; V. J. Wittwer; A. Klenner; M. Golling; B. W. Tilma; U. Keller
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Paper Abstract

We present timing jitter measurements of a free-running and actively stabilized modelocked integrated external-cavity surface-emitting laser (MIXSEL) generating ps-pulses around 2-GHz repetition rate and over 600 mW of average output power with <0.15% rms amplitude modulation (AM) noise. The free running rms timing-jitter was 129 fs [100 Hz to 10 MHz] and 70 fs [300 Hz to 10 MHz], which is the lowest timing jitter of a free-running passively modelocked semiconductor laser to date. Actively stabilized to an electronic reference source using a piezo-actuator, an rms timing jitter of 31 fs was obtained, representing the lowest value ever measured from a passively modelocked semiconductor disk laser between 100 Hz and 100 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8966, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) IV, 89660C (3 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2037271
Show Author Affiliations
S. M. Link, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
M. Mangold, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
V. J. Wittwer, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
A. Klenner, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
M. Golling, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
B. W. Tilma, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
U. Keller, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8966:
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) IV
Jerome V. Moloney, Editor(s)

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