We report on a systematic investigation of a repetition-rate-tunable quantum-dot external-cavity passively mode-locked laser with a quasicontinuous frequency tuning range from 1 GHz to a record-low value of 191 MHz. A nearly constant pulse peak power at the different pulse repetition rates is revealed in the continuous frequency tuning range. The trend and optimization of the stable fundamental mode-locking are presented and interpreted. An RF linewidth of a record value of ̃30 Hz is demonstrated, which indicates the low noise operation and high stability of the quantum-dot external-cavity passively mode-locked laser.
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