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Industrial & Scientific

Picosecond & Femtosecond



Fundamentally modelocked solid state laser exhibits gigahertz repetition rate (9.95328, 12.5, or 25 GHz) for fiber-optic and telecom-related applications. Pulsewidth of <2 ps is tunable within C-band 1540 to 1565 nm, with >5 mW of average output power. Using clock synchronization with CLX-1100 to an external RF clocking signal, the time jitter is <100 fs rms. The laser features extremely low both intensity and phase noise with more then 55 dB of individual laser longitudinal mode signal to noise ratio (please see the graph below). The high pulse quality and high individual optical spectral mode SNR are far superior to the competing technologies and are critical laser features in many applications including ultrahigh speed transmission systems (100s Gb to 10 Tb / second), optical clocking, multiwavelength source, continuum generation, frequency metrology, to name a few.





Example reference publications (available upon request):

1) J. M. Dailey, et al. (Prof. Manning group from Ireland), "Generation of 21.3 Gbaud 8 PSK Signal Using an SOA-Based All-Optical Phase Modulator," ECOC 2011, paper Mo1.LeSaleve6.

2) D. Hillerkuss et al. (Prof. Leuthold group from KIT, Germany), "26 Tbits-1 line-rate super-channel transmission utilizing all-optical fast Fourier transform processing," Nature Photonics 5, pp. 364, May 22, 2011.

3) L. K. Oxenlowe et al. "Ultra-high-speed optical signal processing of Tbaud data signals," ECOC 2010, review paper Mo1A1.

4) K. J. Lee et al. (Prof Richardson group from UK), "Elimination of the chirp of optical pulses through cascaded nonlinearities in periodically poled lithium niobate waveguides," ECOC 2010, paper We6E4.
5) D. Hillerkuss et al. (Prof. Leuthold group from KIT, Germany), "Single source optical OFDM transmitter and optical FFT receiver demonstrated at line rates of 5.4 and 10.8 Tbit/s," OFC postdeadline paper, San Diego 2010.
6) M. Galili et al. (Prof. Oxenlowe group from Denmark and Prof. Eggleton from Australia), "Breakthrough switching speed with an all-optical chalcogenide glass chip: 640 Gbit/s demultiplexing," Opt. Exp. 17, #4, 16 Feb 2009.

7) X. Yang et al. (Prof. Manning group from Ireland), "Demonstration of all-optical pattern recognition at 42 Gbit/s," ECOC 2008, paper We2C1.