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External cavity multiline semiconductor laser for WDM applications
Author(s): Igor S. Moskalev; Sergey B. Mirov; Tasoltan T. Basiev; Vladimir V. Fedorov; Gary J. Grimes; I. Edward Berman
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Paper Abstract

A novel technical approach to build a multiwavelength laser source for DWDM applications is described. The basic idea of this system is to maintain simultaneous lasing operation in a gain medium at different wavelengths without mode competition. The system uses a novel dispersive cavity. By designing this cavity structure appropriately, the system creates its own microcavities-channels each lasing independently at different wavelengths across the complete gain spectrum of the laser active material. Multifrequency lasing on the basis of a single diode laser chip was analyzed theoretically and demonstrated experimentally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4287, In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers V, (6 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429793
Show Author Affiliations
Igor S. Moskalev, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
Sergey B. Mirov, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
Tasoltan T. Basiev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladimir V. Fedorov, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
Gary J. Grimes, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
I. Edward Berman, Atlantic Vision, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4287:
In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers V
Luke J. Mawst; Ramon U. Martinelli, Editor(s)

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