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Ultrahigh-repetition frequency pulse generation in DFB lasers by cw light injection for long-haul OTDM fiber transmission
Author(s): Herbert Burkhard; H. Schoell
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Paper Abstract

We present a new method for the generation of short optical pulses in DFB-lasers with repetition rates from 10 to greater than 100 GHz. The method does not require any electronic HF-control and is based on cw-light injection into another cw operated DFB-laser. The pulse generation is studied by a transmission line laser model (TLLM) containing spatial hole burning and all relevant effects including spontaneous emission noise of complex coupled multisection DFB-lasers. A special pulse source has been optimized by the TLLM with respect to single-mode output power under cw-operation and yield. Modulation of pulse sequences by an external modulator has been simulated at bit-rates of 40 Gb/s. The effect of pulse broadening on long haul dispersion shifted single mode fiber (DSSF) transmission due to the spectral width is studied. Two by 20 Gb/s OTDM results are compared to 40 Gb/s direct external modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238991
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Herbert Burkhard, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
H. Schoell, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2693:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV
Weng W. Chow; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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