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Degradation modes and reliability of semiconductor lasers used in optical fiber transmission systems
Author(s): Mitsuo Fukuda
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Paper Abstract

Degradation modes and reliability in various types of semiconductor lasers are reviewed in connection with the system application. Reliability and marked degradation modes of conventional DH type Fabry-Perot (FP) and distributed feedback (DFB)lasers are first clarified. Based on their degradation modes,new devices, such as highly coherent multiple-quantum-well (MQW)lasers and strained (M)QW lasers including pumping sources of Er3-doped fiber amplifier, are discussed from the viewpoint of the degradation modes and reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1634, Laser Diode Technology and Applications IV, (26 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59135
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Mitsuo Fukuda, NTT Opto-Electronics Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1634:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications IV
Daniel S. Renner, Editor(s)

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