Random Turn-On Jitter of a Single-Mode Laser - Modeling and Measurements
AbstractThe paper presents experimental verification of Oberman's formula describing a random jitter occurring when a subthreshold biased laser is turned on. The measurements were focused on telecommunication-grade MQW DFB (Multi-Quantum-Well, Distributed Feedback) lasers. For precise characterization of the jitter statistics, 48 hour measurements collecting 200 millions events were performed. It is found that Oberman's formula, even though derived with some questionable simplifications, agrees very well with the experimental data. Particularly, a very good description of probability distribution 'tails' makes the formula useful for bit-error-rate calculations
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How to Cite
P. Krehlik, “Random Turn-On Jitter of a Single-Mode Laser - Modeling and Measurements”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 1, no. 1, pp. pp. 25–27, Mar. 2009.