Title

Ultralow noise optical pulse generation in an actively mode-locked quantum-dot semiconductor laser

Authors

Authors

M. T. Choi; J. M. Kim; W. Lee;P. J. Delfyett

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

SUPERMODE SUPPRESSION; TIMING JITTER; AMPLIFIERS; DIODE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

We report excellent noise performance of an external-cavity actively mode-locked laser based on quantum-dot gain medium. Optical pulse trains with less than 7.5 fs residual timing jitter (1 Hz to 10 MHz) for a 12.8 GHz harmonically mode-locked ring laser were obtained. This result represents, to our knowledge, the lowest residual jitter reported from actively mode-locked semiconductor lasers, and shows that quantum-dot mode-locked lasers are promising as sources of ultralow noise optical pulse trains. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

88

Issue/Number

13

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000236465100006

ISSN

0003-6951

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