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Title: Fundamental mode-locking of a composite-cavity electro-optic microchip laser for microwave photonics
Authors: Yoo, David K.
Madjar, Asher
Goldwasser, Samuel
Herczfeld, Peter R.
Keywords: Mode locked laser;Analog-digital conversion;Optical communication;Solid lasers;Electrooptic devices;Timing jitter
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation: International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2005, pp. 37-40.
Abstract: Compact solid-state lasers are an attractive potential source for high speed, low noise optical pulses suitable for microwave photonic systems such as optical A/D conversion or digital communications. These small devices can be mode-locked at the fundamental cavity resonance, thereby avoiding the complications arising from the presence of supermodes in harmonically mode-locked lasers. An Nd:YVO4/MgO:LiNbO3 microchip laser was mode-locked at a fundamental frequency of 20 GHz. When locked to a synthesizer, the phase noise was source-limited to -72 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset. A coupled optoelectronic oscillator structure was then used to mode-lock the device without a microwave source, yielding a further reduced phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1621
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