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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering