Title

The effects of filtering RF source phase noise by a low noise, high quality factor actively modelocked laser on the laser's absolute and relative phase noise

Authors

Authors

F. Quinlan; S. Gee; S. Ozharar;P. Delfyett

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

MODE-LOCKED LASERS; TIMING JITTER; SEMICONDUCTOR-LASERS; FIBER LASER; Optics

Abstract

The phase noise of two low noise, high quality factor actively modelocked lasers is investigated. It is found that increasing the quality factor of a laser can increase the phase noise relative to the RF source used to modelock the laser, even though the absolute noise of the laser is decreased. The filtering of phase noise from the modelocking source that causes both the increase in relative noise and the decrease in absolute noise is exploited to reveal phase noise information otherwise obscured in a high quality factor laser. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

14

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

5346

Last Page

5355

WOS Identifier

WOS:000238437800048

ISSN

1094-4087

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