The RF locking of a self-Q-switching diode laser is shown to reduce the jitter of a 2.48 GHz train of 1 W peak power picosecond pulses to less than 300 fs. By using direct modulation of the loss in the Q-switched laser, direct encoding of data has been achieved at rates in excess of 2 Gbit/s.
- Optical pulse generation
- Semiconductor lasers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering