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Sub-80-fs timing jitter of a stabilized SESAM modelocked VECSEL
Author(s): V. J. Wittwer; R. van der Linden; B. Resan; K. J. Weingarten; T. Südmeyer; U. Keller
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Paper Abstract

We present timing jitter measurements of an actively stabilized SESAM modelocked VECSEL generating 4-ps pulses with 2-GHz repetition rate and 20-mW average output power. The repetition rate was phase-locked to a reference source using a piezo actuator. The timing phase noise power spectral density of the laser output was measured with an Agilent E5052B Signal Source Analyzer. The resulting rms timing jitter integrated over an offset frequency range from 1 Hz to 1 MHz gives a timing jitter of below 80 fs, several times lower than previous modelocked VECSELs and comparable to the noise performance of ion-doped solid-state-lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8242, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II, 82420Z (14 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906356
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V. J. Wittwer, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
R. van der Linden, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
B. Resan, Time-Bandwidth Products AG (Switzerland)
K. J. Weingarten, Time-Bandwidth Products AG (Switzerland)
T. Südmeyer, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
U. Keller, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8242:
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II
Anne C. Tropper, Editor(s)

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