Abstract

The statistics of switch-on time, maximum light intensity, and pulse width of single-mode lasers modulated at gigahertz rates are analyzed. Numerical results obtained from noise-driven rate equations are reported. Pulse statistics, and in particular timing jitter, are shown to be rather insensitive to the bias current at this high-speed modulation. In addition, pulse statistics become rather independent of the modulation period when biasing slightly below threshold.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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