Low noise performance of passively mode-locked 10-GHz quantum-dot laser diode

Guillermo Carpintero, Mark G. Thompson, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White

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We present a detailed investigation of the radio-frequency (RF) linewidth and noise performance of a 10-GHz packaged monolithic two-section quantum-dot mode-locked laser diode. Record low 500-Hz RF linewidths are reported under passive mode-locking operation, and the single sideband phase noise spectra and associated timing jitter performance under both passive and hybrid mode-locking is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2009


  • Mode-locked laser
  • Phase noise
  • Quantum dot (QD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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