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Hybrid mode-lock InGaAsP/InP MQW laser as a multiwavelength source for WDM
Author(s): T. R. Chen; Roger M. P. Koumans; D. Eliyahn; Randal A. Salvatore; Amnon Yariv
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid mode-locked semiconductor laser was demonstrated as a multi-wavelength light source for WDM networks. The laser simultaneously provides over 50 WDM channels spaced at 21.8 GHz (0.17 nm). Channel spacing is temperature independent and is determined by the modulating frequency applied to the absorber section of the laser, thus is very stable. The wavelength of the channels can be slightly tuned by injection current and/or temperature. We demonstrate dropping a WDM channel at a network node by using a Fiber Bragg Grating combined with a fiber coupler.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3547, Semiconductor Lasers III, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319640
Show Author Affiliations
T. R. Chen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Roger M. P. Koumans, California Institute of Technology (United States)
D. Eliyahn, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Randal A. Salvatore, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Amnon Yariv, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3547:
Semiconductor Lasers III
Qiming Wang; Lawrence J. Davis; Siamak Forouhar, Editor(s)

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