Generation of Low Timing Jitter, Sub-Picosecond Optical Pulses Using a Gain-Switched DFB-LD with CW Light Injection and a Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror

Hiroshi OHTA  Seiji NOGIWA  Haruo CHIBA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C   No.2   pp.166-168
Publication Date: 1998/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Ultrashort Optical Pulse Technologies and their Applications)
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Keyword: 
pulse compression,  fiber,  laser,  jitter,  gain-switching,  

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Summary: 
The timing jitter of the optical pulse from a gain-switched laser diode is reduced by CW light injection. The reduction ratio of the timing jitter is 5. 5. The pulse width was compressed by a nonlinear optical loop mirror to a pedestal-free optical pulse with a pulse width of 420 fs.