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Passively Mode-Locked Waveguide Laser with Low Residual Jitter

Published

Author(s)

John B. Schlager, Berton Callicoatt, Richard Mirin, Norman Sanford

Abstract

Picosecond pulses at 1.53 υm with low residual jitter are generated from a passively mode-locked erbium/ytterbium co-doped planar waveguide laser in an extended cavity configuration. The round-trip frequency of the laser cavity is actively referenced to the frequency of an electronic oscillator; this lowers the residual root-mean-square timing jitter to 85 fs over the frequency range of our phase-noise measurement system, 100 Hz - 10 MHz.
Citation
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume
14
Issue
9

Keywords

jitter, mode-locked lasers, optical planar waveguides, erbium/ytterbium

Citation

Schlager, J. , Callicoatt, B. , Mirin, R. and Sanford, N. (2002), Passively Mode-Locked Waveguide Laser with Low Residual Jitter, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=30096 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created August 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021