Jitter reduction by intracavity active phase modulation in a mode-locked semiconductor laser

Ozharar S., ÖZDÜR İ. T., Quinlan F., Delfyett P. J.

OPTICS LETTERS, vol.34, no.5, pp.677-679, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/ol.34.000677
  • Journal Name: OPTICS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.677-679
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


We experimentally verify the theory of Haus et al. [IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 41 (2004)] on the effects of timing jitter using intracavity phase modulation on the pulse train of a mode-locked laser. The theory is based on the solution of the Heisenberg-Langevin equation in the presence of dispersion and intracavity phase modulation. Using active intracavity phase modulation, we have reduced the timing jitter on a 10.24 GHz mode-locked diode laser by 50% from 304 to 150 fs integrated from 1 Hz to the Nyquist frequency of 5.12 GHz. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America