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Comparison of fundamental and harmonic modelocking of a 10-GHz external cavity semiconductor laser
Author(s): Tolga Yilmaz; Christopher M. DePriest; Peter J. Delfyett; Joseph H. Abeles; Alan Braun
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Paper Abstract

We report the measurement of electric field correlations of a hybridly modelocked external linear cavity semiconductor laser as a function pulse delay. We also report the measurement of residual phase noise corner frequency and longitudinal mode linewidth as a function of laser cavity length. We find that the pulses in the modelocked pulsetrain are correlated at only multiples of the cavity roundtrip time. Excellent agreement between residual phase noise corner frequency and longitudinal mode linewidth measurements suggest that the corner frequency is the average longitudinal mode linewidth. This relationship leads to a fundamental limit in the timing jitter of modelocked lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4732, Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications IV, (1 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477434
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Tolga Yilmaz, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Christopher M. DePriest, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Peter J. Delfyett, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Joseph H. Abeles, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Alan Braun, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4732:
Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications IV
Eric Donkor; Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric Donkor, Editor(s)

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