28 February 2006 Jitter influence in linear and nonlinear pulse compressors using gain switching laser sources
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Short pulsed laser sources have recently been under investigation for applications in high speed optical communications systems. Studies concerning short pulse laser sources based on Gain Switching techniques and compression devices have been made. Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirrors (NOLM) provide both compression and reshaping of the optical pulses. As achieved pulse widths become shorter, timing jitter becomes crucial. The present work turns the attention to the influence of timing jitter in the performance of the NOLM pulse compression device. The results obtained will be the basis for the design of a compact high quality ultrashort optical pulse source at 40 GBs with monolithic semiconductor compressor. This device is under investigation within the MONOPLA project.
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Cristina de Dios, Rosario Sanz, Horacio Lamela, "Jitter influence in linear and nonlinear pulse compressors using gain switching laser sources", Proc. SPIE 6115, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV, 611503 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.652306; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.652306
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