Applied Physics B

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 127–130

Harmonically mode-locked laser stabilized by semiconductor saturable absorber modulated with the residual pump

  • M. Guina
  • O.G. Okhotnikov
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-002-0941-5

Cite this article as:
Guina, M. & Okhotnikov, O. Appl Phys B (2002) 75: 127. doi:10.1007/s00340-002-0941-5


Stabilization of a passive harmonically mode-locked laser is demonstrated by directly modulating a 980-nm pump diode laser used both to provide gain and to optically modulate an intracavity saturable absorber. The results indicate a reduction of the undesired laser modes by more than 55 dB. The timing jitter was decreased by 9 dB.

PACS: 42.55.Wd; 42.60.Fc 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Guina
    • 1
  • O.G. Okhotnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 692, 33101, Tampere, FinlandFI

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