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Technique for Highly Stable Active Mode-Locking

  • D. Cotter
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 38)

Abstract

We describe a method for producing highly stable active mode-locking of lasers, in which the generated optical pulse train is phase-locked to a RF generator of high spectral purity. This technique results in a dramatic reduction in pulse timing jitter (to as little as ±0.3 ps), which is essential for certain measurement and signal processing applications. We also describe a technique for precise measurement of pulse timing jitter using a monomode optical fibre as a dispersion-free delay line.

Keywords

Timing Jitter Lithium Iodate High Spectral Purity Optical Pulse Train Phase Error Signal 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Cotter
    • 1
  1. 1.British Telecom Research LaboratoriesMartlesham HeathIpswich SuffolkUK

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