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Realization of a distributed phase shifted glass DFB laser
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Paper Abstract

High coherence glass DFB lasers emitting in the 1550 nm window are useful for many applications, including eyesafe sensors and DWDM telecommunication systems. One of the key characteristic of lasers designed for sensor or telecommunications applications is their monomode behaviour. A standard DFB laser indeed emits two wavelengths located at both sides of the grating stop band. A quarter-wave phase shift is thus required in the center of the grating in order to make a single mode laser. In this paper, we present a new kind of phase shift, that was initially developped for semiconductor lasers but never applied to glass or fiber optics lasers. The main advantage of this technique is that the phase shift is realized during the waveguide photolithography process so that there is no need of any additionnal step. Moreover, its design ensures that the value of the phase shift can be very accurately set, which enables to realize a grating cavity with a unique lasing wavelength. Both theoretical and experimental results on these new phase shifted lasers are presented and a SMSR of more than 50dB is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5728, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies IX, (31 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.591017
Show Author Affiliations
Lionel Bastard, Institut de Microelectronique, Electromagnetisme et Photonique, CNRS (France)
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin, Institut de Microelectronique, Electromagnetisme et Photonique, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5728:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies IX
Yakov Sidorin; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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