Abbreviated Journal Title
MODE-LOCKED LASERS; TIMING JITTER; SEMICONDUCTOR-LASERS; FIBER LASER; Optics
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.
Quinlan, Franklyn; Gee, Sangyoun; Ozharar, Sarper; and Delfyett, Peter, "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" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7900.