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Glass integrated optics ultranarrow linewidth distributed feedback laser matrix for dense wavelength division multiplexing applications
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Paper Abstract

We present the realization and characterization of a distributed feedback (DFB) laser matrix realized on an Er/Yb codoped glass substrate. Output power characteristics such as power efficiency and relative intensity noise (RIN) are presented. Wavelength characteristics including linewidth, wavelength stability versus temperature, and emission wavelength calibration are also investigated. Concerning output power, a 4.5-mW fiber-coupled emission is achieved and a RIN falling below –150 dB/Hz after 4 MHz is measured. The matrix contains 15 lasers emitting at 100 or 25-GHz spaced frequencies with a very narrow linewidth measured to be 3 kHz. Finally, a 1.3-GHz/°C temperature dependency of the comb of wavelength is determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(10) doi: 10.1117/1.1600729
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Lionel Bastard, Ecole Nationale Superieuure d'Electronique et de (France)
Sylvain Blaize, Univ. de Technologie de Troyes (France)
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin, Ecole Nationale Superieuure d'Electronique et de (France)

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