Experimental observation of time jitter in semiconductor laser turn-on

Spano, P.; D’Ottavi, A.; Mecozzi, A.; Daino, B.
June 1988
Applied Physics Letters;6/27/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 26, p2203
Academic Journal
We report an experimental study which shows how time jitter in semiconductor lasers, which arises when such sources are switched from below to above threshold, is related to the actual operating conditions. The effect is observed both in distributed feedback and in Fabry–Perot lasers, even if in the latter case it becomes more and more negligible when the output power of the final state is increased.


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