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Design of multisection integrated devices for the optical generation of millimeter-wave signals
Author(s): Michel Lestrade; Alain Champagne; Romain Maciejko
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Paper Abstract

We study the use of multi-section distributed feedback (DFB) lasers with integrated external cavities for the optical generation of millimeter-wave signals. Using a longitudinally-dependent time-domain model, we obtain the spectral characteristics of three basic designs through FFT analysis of the steady-state response. We then compare the stability and tunability of these devices and show the superiority of gain-coupled lasers with integrated active feedback.

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Date Published: 20 December 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5577, Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices, (20 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567445
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Michel Lestrade, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Alain Champagne, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Romain Maciejko, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5577:
Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices
John C. Armitage; Simon Fafard; Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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