Published in Applied Physics Letters, Volume 59, Issue 26, December 23, 1991, pages 3372-3374.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Dennis Derickson was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.105704.
A comprehensive timing jitter comparison is made for mode-locked semiconductor lasers using active, passive, and hybrid mode-locking techniques in both external and monolithic cavity configurations. Active mode locking gives the lowest residual rms timing jitter of 65 fs (150 Hz-50 MHz), followed by the hybrid and passive mode-locking techniques. It is found that monolithic cavity devices with all active waveguides have higher timing jitter levels than the comparable external cavity case.
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