Abstract

Timing-jitter measurements in optically generated subpicosecond pulses by a quantum-dash passively mode-locked semiconductor laser as a function of the bias current are reported. All the measurements are retrieved from a second-harmonic-generation frequency-resolved optical gating system. A decreasing trend in the pulse width and the associated timing jitter is found with the bias current. Additionally, the optical and mode-beating linewidths are analyzed in terms of both the mode wavelength and the bias current. From our results, we can conclude that once the optical modes are phase locked, the optical linewidth associated to every individual longitudinal mode of the device under test does not have a significant impact on the mode-beating signal on neither the pulse width nor its respective timing jitter.

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2009 (4)

S. Latkowski, R. Maldonado-Basilio, and P. Landais, Opt. Express��17, 19166, (2009).
[CrossRef]

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Tang, J. C. Cartledge, A. Shen, A. Akrout, and G.-H. Duan, Opt. Lett.��34, 899 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Carpintero, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMK2.

2008 (2)

M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in 21st International Semiconductor Laser Conference (2008), paper MC3, pp. 27–28.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

2006 (1)

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Akrout, A.

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Tang, J. C. Cartledge, A. Shen, A. Akrout, and G.-H. Duan, Opt. Lett.��34, 899 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Aubin, G.

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Carpintero, G.

G. Carpintero, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMK2.

Cartledge, J.?C.

Dagens, B.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Duan, G.-H.

X. Tang, J. C. Cartledge, A. Shen, A. Akrout, and G.-H. Duan, Opt. Lett.��34, 899 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

Enard, A.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

Gallion, P.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jourdran, M.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kwok, C.?H.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

Landais, P.

Latkowski, S.

Lavigne, B.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Legouezigou, L.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Legouezigou, O.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lelarge, F.

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

Maldonado-Basilio, R.

Martinez, A.

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Merghem, K.

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Penty, R.?V.

G. Carpintero, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMK2.

M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in 21st International Semiconductor Laser Conference (2008), paper MC3, pp. 27–28.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

Poingt, F.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Pommereau, F.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Provost, J.-G.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Ramdame, A.

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ramdane, A.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Renaudier, J.

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rousseau, B.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Shen, A.

X. Tang, J. C. Cartledge, A. Shen, A. Akrout, and G.-H. Duan, Opt. Lett.��34, 899 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

Tang, X.

Thompson, M.?G.

G. Carpintero, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMK2.

M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in 21st International Semiconductor Laser Conference (2008), paper MC3, pp. 27–28.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

van Dijk, F.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

White, I.?H.

G. Carpintero, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMK2.

M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in 21st International Semiconductor Laser Conference (2008), paper MC3, pp. 27–28.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

Xia, M.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. Merghem, A. Akrout, A. Martinez, G. Aubin, A. Ramdame, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, Appl. Phys. Lett.��94, 021107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, and G.-H. Duan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.��18, 1249 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (4)

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, A. Akrout, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, L. Legouezigou, G.-H. Duan, and A. Ramdane in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThK1.

G. Carpintero, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMK2.

M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, in 21st International Semiconductor Laser Conference (2008), paper MC3, pp. 27–28.

M. Xia, C. H. Kwok, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, F. van Dijk, A. Enard, F. Lelarge, and G.-H. Duan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE15.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. Abbreviations are defined in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Typical optical spectrum collected from the QDash-MLLD at 350 mA and (b) mode linewidth measurements as a function of the bias current. In the inset, pulse profile at the output of the QDash-MLLD (dotted curve) and after passive compression (solid curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Typical mode-beating signal measured at the output of our QDash-MLLD at 350 mA and (b) mode-beating linewidth associated with each pair of optical modes as a function of the BPF central wavelength.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse width ( τ p ) and timing jitter ( τ j ) associated with the optically generated pulses in terms of the dc-bias current supplied to the DUT.

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