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Timing jitter performance of mode-locked external cavity multi-quantum-well semiconductor lasers
Author(s): Benjamin Döpke; Rouven H. Pilny; Heiko Horstkemper; Carsten Brenner; Andreas Klehr; Götz Erbert; Günther Tränkle; Martin R. Hofmann
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Paper Abstract

Mode-locked semiconductor lasers are a promising source for applications such as ultrafast optical sampling. For such an application, the reduction of timing jitter of the pulse source in a cost-effective manner is a key challenge. While monolithic devices have been the source of much recent interest, external cavity lasers have been less well studied. In this work, the noise of an external cavity laser under passively mode-locked operation is evaluated. A ridge-waveguide super-large optical cavity material system is used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9767, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XV, 97670N (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213042
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin Döpke, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Rouven H. Pilny, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Heiko Horstkemper, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Carsten Brenner, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Andreas Klehr, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (Germany)
Götz Erbert, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (Germany)
Günther Tränkle, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (Germany)
Martin R. Hofmann, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9767:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XV
Alexey A. Belyanin; Peter M. Smowton, Editor(s)

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