Active stabilisation and timing jitter characterisation of sub-500fs pulse passively modelocked VECSEL

A. H. Quarterman (Lead / Corresponding author), K. G. Wilcox, S. P. Elsmere, Z. Mihoubi, A. C. Tropper

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    An optical Stark modelocked vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser producing sub-500fs pulses at a fundamental repetition rate of 1GHz was actively stabilised by locking its output to a 10MHz electrical oscillator using a programmable phase-locked-loop frequency synthesiser. The timing jitter was characterised by the von der Linde method and was found to be 190(12)fs in the bandwidth 300Hz to 1.5MHz.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1135-1137
    Number of pages3
    JournalElectronics Letters
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2008


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