High power, low-jitter encoded picosecond pulse generation using an RF-locked self-Q-switched multicontact GaAs/GaAlAs diode laser

P. P. Vasil'ev, I. H. White, D. Burns, W. Sibbett

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1593-1594
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • Optical pulse generation
  • Semiconductor lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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