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Bessel function and perturbation analyses of the FM and IM behavior of a directly modulated semiconductor laser
Author(s): Jean Le Bihan; G. Yabre
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Paper Abstract

Harmonic distortion in a semiconductor laser is described with the aid of a nonlinear differential equation for the photon density, derived from the rate equations. Analytical results are obtained by linearization, and curves are presented showing the fundamental, second-order harmonic and third-order harmonic IM and FM responses. The present development provides a significant improvement in the third-order harmonic characteristics. The comparison between Bessel functions analysis and the perturbation method is quite successful.

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Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2148, Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176621
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Jean Le Bihan, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Brest (France)
G. Yabre, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Brest (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2148:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI
Pei Chuang Chen; Lawrence A. Johnson; Henryk Temkin, Editor(s)

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