Experimental analysis of absolute phase noise of a harmonically mode-locked semiconductor laser


Ozharar S., Ozdur I.

OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS-RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, vol.12, pp.133-136, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS-RAPID COMMUNICATIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-136
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this work, we have designed and experimentally characterized the absolute phase noise of a fiber coupled semiconductor ring laser at 1550 nm, actively mode-locked at 10 GHz by an external RF oscillator. The dependency of mode-locked laser phase noise to the external RF oscillator phase noise and laser cavity length is investigated using different RF sources and cavity lengths. A timing jitter of 14.6 fs (1 kHz to 1 MHz) has been measured at 10 GHz with a total cavity length of 315 meters.