Mode Locked Semiconductor Lasers
Mode locked semiconductor laser diodes offer the possibility of producing small, cheap and reliable sources of stable subpicosecond pulses over wide wavelength ranges and with moderate peak powers. They can be used in telecommunication systems for time division multiplexing or for high bit rate systems using an external modulator. Semiconductor lasers are ideal candidates for use in practical commercial electro-optic sampling systems and optical analog to digital converters due to their small size, low cost, low noise and small timing jitter in comparison to the use of the more complex and less reliable sources such as pulse compressed YAG lasers.
KeywordsSemiconductor Laser Optical Pulse Saturable Absorber Round Trip Time External Cavity
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