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Methodology for testing WDM laser arrays
Author(s): Mario Dagenais; C.-C. Lu; Seyed Ahmad Tabatabaei; Dennis Stone; Yung Jui Chen; Henryk Temkin; Mahmoud Fallahi; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

The coming of age of wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) laser arrays is bringing new challenges in the testing of semiconductor lasers. Because of stringent requirements on the laser linewidths and their frequency stability and because of electrical, optical, and thermal crosstalk problems, a new methodology is required for evaluating the performance of WDM laser arrays. This paper describes techniques that will be used to test WDM laser arrays both cw and under pulsed conditions. The laser arrays for these studies will be procured under a new program called `The WDM Alliance' sponsored by BMDO/AFOSR. Preliminary data on monolithic WDM laser arrays are also presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238923
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
C.-C. Lu, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Seyed Ahmad Tabatabaei, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Dennis Stone, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Yung Jui Chen, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Henryk Temkin, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Mahmoud Fallahi, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2690:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components
Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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