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Compact high-power low-jitter semiconductor mode-locked laser module for photonic A/D converter applications
Author(s): Alan M. Braun; Bradford B. Price; Daniel W. Bechtle; Martin H. Kwakernaak; Joseph H. Abeles; Tolga Yilmaz; Peter J. Delfyett Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Low-capacitance, two-section, curved-waveguide gain elements were packaged with lensed polarization-maintaining fiber within standard-sized butterfly-style packages and shown to produce low-jitter pulses when used within a harmonically modelocked sigma cavity laser (jitter = 25 fs; 10 Hz - 10 MHz). Incorporation of a high finesse etalon filter into the sigma-cavity loop resulted in greater than 25 dB suppression of the supermode spurs while maintaining low integrated phase noise (jitter = 30 fs; 10 Hz - 10 MHz). A module containing the in-line sigma-cavity modelocked laser source and packaged semiconductor optical amplifiers was developed to create a configurable low jitter pulse source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5104, Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications V, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498593
Show Author Affiliations
Alan M. Braun, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Bradford B. Price, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Daniel W. Bechtle, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Martin H. Kwakernaak, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Joseph H. Abeles, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Tolga Yilmaz, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Peter J. Delfyett Jr., CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5104:
Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications V
Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor; Michael J. Hayduk, Editor(s)

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