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8 February 2007 Robust passively mode-locked 1.3&mgr;m quantum dot lasers with low timing jitter
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Mode-locked semiconductor lasers have great promise for many emerging applications if they can be made sufficiently robust. Typical performance requirements are 1-10 ps pulses with timing jitter ~1 ps and 1-10 GHz repetition rates with peak powers 10-100 mW. Here we consider pulse width and timing jitter in passively mode-locked two-section InAs quantum-dot lasers emitting at 1310 nm. We have identified two distinct, extensive mode-locked regions with robust short pulses and low timing jitter. A record combination of 2 ps pulses and 20 fs/cycle timing jitter (500 fs, from 1-100 MHz), with 100 mW peak power per facet is demonstrated. The implications for practical systems design are discussed.
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Maria Teresa Todaro, Jean-Philippe Tourrenc, Stephen P. Hegarty, Carmel Kelleher, Brian Corbett, Guillaume Huyet, and John G. McInerney "Robust passively mode-locked 1.3&mgr;m quantum dot lasers with low timing jitter", Proc. SPIE 6485, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers VI, 64850L (8 February 2007);

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