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Fiberized semiconductor ring laser with passive suppression of supermode noise
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Paper Abstract

We report on low noise performance of a 10 GHz actively mode-locked laser. The laser is a fiberized ring laser using a commercially available semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) as the gain medium. The noise properties as a function of cavity length and optical spectrum are investigated. It is found that supermode noise is reduced when the cavity length is increased past a certain threshold. Best performance is achieved with a 20 meter cavity whose pulses are down chirped. No active feedback control is utilized to reduce the noise, yet the integrated jitter is only 29 fs (10Hz-100MHz).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5814, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications, (24 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606739
Show Author Affiliations
F. Quinlan, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
S. Gee, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
S. Ozharar, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
P. J. Delfyett, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5814:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications
Andrew R. Pirich; Michael J. Hayduk; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett, Editor(s)

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