Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
SUPERMODE SUPPRESSION; TIMING JITTER; AMPLIFIERS; DIODE; Physics, Applied
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.
Applied Physics Letters
Choi, Myoung-Taek; Kim, Ji-Myung; Lee, Wangkuen; and Delfyett, Peter J., "Ultralow noise optical pulse generation in an actively mode-locked quantum-dot semiconductor laser" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6027.