Explanation of timing jitter mechanisms in multisegment mode-locked semiconductor lasers

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CONFERENCE: Proceedings of the Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting

Proceedings of LEOS '93, Page: 282-283

Publication Year:
1993
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Repository URL:
https://works.bepress.com/ddericks/12; https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/eeng_fac/78
DOI:
10.1109/leos.1993.379049
Author(s):
Derickson, Dennis J.
Publisher(s):
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tags:
Electrical and Computer Engineering
conference paper description
Multisegment mode-locked semiconductor lasers offer a simple, high performance solution for short pulse generation. Six mode-locking techniques used in multisegment mode-locked semiconductor lasers are shown. This paper concentrates on a theoretical explanation of the timing jitter mechanisms in these lasers with supporting experimental measurements. The analysis covers passive, hybrid, and active mode-locking techniques for both monolithic and external cavity devices. Timing jitter is a very important system consideration for most applications of mode-locked lasers.