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Optical generation and frequency modulation of microwave subcarriers using feedback-sustained pulsation in laser diodes
Author(s): Guifang Li; Raymond K. Boncek; XiaoLu L. Wang; David H. Sackett
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Paper Abstract

We report the observation of self-sustained pulsation and transient self-pulsation in laser diodes at 1300 nm and the effect of optoelectronic feedback on the pulsations. Transient self-pulsation has a lifetime of a few minutes with frequencies up to 7 GHz. The linewidth of self-pulsation is on the order of 0.5 GHz. With optoelectronic feedback, the transient self-pulsation can be stabilized and enhanced. The center of frequency of feedback-sustained pulsation is dependent on the passband of the bandpass filter in the feedback loop. The linewidth of feedback-sustained pulsation is significantly reduced to about 20 kHz. The feedback sustained pulsation can be frequency modulated. Applications of the feedback-sustained pulsation subcarrier multiplexed optical networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2481, Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212730
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Guifang Li, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Raymond K. Boncek, Air Force Rome Lab. (United States)
XiaoLu L. Wang, Brimrose Corp. of America (United States)
David H. Sackett, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2481:
Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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