Theoretical investigations of electro-optical synchronisation of self-pulsating laser diodes

A. Egan, P. Rees, J. O'Gorman, M. Harley-Stead, G. Farrell, J. Hegarty, P. Phelan

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The synchronisation mechanism of self-pulsating laser diodes is determined and it is shown how this results in a frequency-dependent phase difference between the electrical input and optical output. The time-to-lock of the electrical input to the optical output is examined, particularly with regard to the importance of the initial phase difference between the signals. The effect of synchronisation on timing jitter in self-pulsating lasers is also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996


  • Clock extraction
  • Self-pulsating diodes
  • Self-pulsation physics
  • Self-pulsation synchronisation
  • Semiconductor laser diodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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