An experimental and theoretical analysis of jitter in self-pulsating lasers synchronized to periodic electrical signals

A. Egan, M. Harley-Stead, P. Rees, S. Lynch, J. O'Gorman, J. Hegarty

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Abstract

We investigate both experimentally and theoretically the behavior of pulse jitter in compact disk (CD) self-pulsating lasers that have been synchronized to an applied periodic electrical signal. Our investigations reveal that pulse-to-pulse jitter in a synchronized laser is almost entirely unchanged from that in an unsynchronized laser under the same bias conditions. The major effect of synchronization is the suppression of long term jitter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)758-760
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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