Modelocking frequency tunability and timing jitter in an extended cavity mode-locked semiconductor laser

F. Camacho, E.A. Avrutin, A.C. Bryce, J.H. Marsh
Conference Proceedings. LEOS '97. 10th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 1997 Annual Meeting  
Semiconductor lasers capable of modelocking (ML) at frequencies of 10-30 GHz have recently attracted considerable attention for applications such as clock generation and recovery in all-optical communication systems, generation of microwave-over fibre signals, etc. Several device constructions capable of operating in this frequency range have been stuQed to date but, since the ML repetition rate is inversely proportional to the cavity length, very long cavities (-m) are required to achieved
more » ... red to achieved such relatively low repetition rates in monolithic devices. In addition, when very precise control of the ML frequency in monolithic configurations is requxed, some
doi:10.1109/leos.1997.645362 fatcat:7fpy24ikyvd7vf2gywptteqei4