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Simple model for DFB laser integrated with Mach-Zehnder modulator
Author(s): L. Y. Du; Siu Fung Yu; Nam Quoc Ngo
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a time-domain traveling-wave algorithm for the modeling of the large signal dynamic response of a distributed feedback laser integrated with a Mach-Zehnder modulator. The influence of residual optical feedback from the output of the modulator facet on the dynamic frequency chirp is studied. It is found that the difference in frequency chirp between the turn-on and -off states (i.e., adiabatic chirp) of a π/2 shifted 2x2 Mach-Zehnder modulator is minimal and is independent of the residual optical feedback. In addition, it can be shown that the presence of chirped frequency spikes (i.e., transient chirp), due to the change in refractive index as a result of the rapid variation of the bias voltage, can broaden the linewidth and distort the spectrum of the modulated optical signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4905, Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications, (29 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481009
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L. Y. Du, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Siu Fung Yu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Nam Quoc Ngo, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4905:
Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications
Constance J. Chang-Hasnain; YuXing Xia; Kenichi Iga, Editor(s)

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