Quantum-limited noise performance of a mode-locked laser diode

Leaf A. Jiang, Matthew E. Grein, Erich P. Ippen, Cameron McNeilage, Jesse Searls, Hiroyuki Yokoyama

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Low-noise operation of a 9-GHz hybridly mode-locked laser diode is demonstrated. The integrated timing jitter was 47 fs (10 Hz to 10 MHz) and 86 fs (10 Hz to 4.5 GHz), with a pulse width of 6.7 ps. The noise performance as a function of filter bandwidth and oscillator noise is also addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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