Published in Proceedings of the Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, November 15, 1993, pages 282-283.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Dennis Derickson was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Multisegment mode-locked semiconductor lasers offer a simple, high performance solution for short pulse generation. Six mode-locking techniques used in multisegment mode-locked semiconductor lasers are shown. This paper concentrates on a theoretical explanation of the timing jitter mechanisms in these lasers with supporting experimental measurements. The analysis covers passive, hybrid, and active mode-locking techniques for both monolithic and external cavity devices. Timing jitter is a very important system consideration for most applications of mode-locked lasers.
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