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Laser diodes with gain-coupled distributed optical feedback
Author(s): Yoshiaki Nakano; Yi Luo; Kunio Tada
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Paper Abstract

A new class of distributed feedback (DFB) semiconductor lasers is reviewed, which incorporates a periodic variation in gain coefficient. Intrinsic single mode nature and reflection immunity are great advantages of the gain-coupled (GC) DFB laser. Moreover, its carrier- density-dependent dynamic resonator provides a capability of generating short optical pulses with very low chirping. Recent experimental results of research on the GC DFB laser are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1418, Laser Diode Technology and Applications III, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43816
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshiaki Nakano, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yi Luo, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kunio Tada, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1418:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications III
Daniel S. Renner, Editor(s)

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