, Volume 79, Issue 2, pp 163-173
Date: 31 May 2004

Noise of mode-locked lasers (Part II): timing jitter and other fluctuations

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This work present a comprehensive discussion of the noise properties of mode-locked lasers, with an emphasis on the effect of quantum noise in passively mode-locked solid-state lasers. Of special interest is the timing jitter, which is coupled to noise in various other pulse parameters. The study is based on analytical results and on numerical tools as described in part one of this study. It results in useful guidelines for the comparison and optimization of different kinds of lasers concerning timing jitter.