Jitter in picosecond Q-switched multicontact lasers

K. A. Williams, I. H. White

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Presently, the potential application of mode-locking, gain switching and Q-switching diode lasers in high speed sampling, processing and communications is limited by inherent timing jitter. This paper addressed reductions that may be made to the uncorrelated jitter for Q-switched lasers. As a result, uncorrelated jitter was reduced in a novel spontaneously initiated picosecond pulsed Q-switched laser diode. The performance is expected to be further enhanced by using Fabry-Perot laser geometries. Details will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 31 Oct 19943 Nov 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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