An Optoelectronic Oscillator Using an 850-nm VCSEL for Generating Low Jitter Optical Pulses

Preetpaul Devgan, Prem Kumar, Kent Geib

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Abstract

We demonstrate an optoelectronic oscillator using a gain-switched vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser in a fiber-feedback configuration. We simultaneously generate a 2-GHz optical pulse stream at 850 nm with 750-fs timing jitter (over 100 Hz-10 MHz range) along with an electrical signal that is locked to the repetition rate of the optical pulses. The timing jitter performance is confirmed by measuring higher harmonic phase noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-687
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

Keywords

  • (VCSEL)
  • 850-nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
  • optical pulses
  • optoelectronic oscillator (OEO)
  • self-starting pulse source
  • timing jitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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