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Optical transmission of narrowband mm-wave signals using telecommunications-grade DFB lasers
Author(s): Simon P. Yeung; John B. Georges; David M. Cutrer; Ta-Chung Wu; Kam Y. Lau
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Paper Abstract

Using an uncoated monolithic single-contact distributed feedback (DFB) laser, transmission of 2 Mb/s data at a subcarrier frequency of 35 GHz over 2.2 km of optical fiber by resonant modulation is demonstrated. Modulation response of 60 MHz with more than 1 GHz of enhancement at round trip frequency, carrier-to-noise ratio and bit-error-rate results are reported. The tolerance of the resonant round-trip frequency to the DFB facet cleaving process and the device length uncertainty due to cleaving is also addressed in detail by computer simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243095
Show Author Affiliations
Simon P. Yeung, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
John B. Georges, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
David M. Cutrer, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Ta-Chung Wu, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Kam Y. Lau, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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