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Ultra-low-noise over wide-bandwidth of 1.55 µm InP-based quantum-dash Fabry-Perot lasers for microwave systems
Author(s): Patrick Resneau; Michel Calligaro; Shailendra Bansropun; Olivier Parillaud; Michel Krakowski; Ruth Schwertberger; André Somers; Johann Peter Reithmaier; Alfred Forchel
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Paper Abstract

During the European project, BIGBAND, we have developed 1.55 μm quantum dash Fabry-Perot lasers based on InP using a ridge waveguide operating in continuous wave at room temperature. These devices have not only reached a high power of 50mW per facet but also have shown an ultra low relative intensity noise (RIN) of -162 dB/Hz ± 1.6 dB/Hz in 0.1-13 GHz range for the first year. At the end of the project we have succeeded in obtaining a very low RIN of -160 dB/Hz ± 2 dB/Hz over a wide bandwidth from 50 MHz to 18 GHz. This paper deals with the analysis of the experimental results, obtained with quantum dash Fabry Perot lasers, especially those relating to noise performances and also the first results of reliability demonstrating the suitability of these new devices for microwave optical links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5989, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II, 59890X (7 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.660079
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Patrick Resneau, Alcatel Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Thales Research and Technology (France)
Michel Calligaro, Alcatel Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Thales Research and Technology (France)
Shailendra Bansropun, Alcatel Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Thales Research and Technology (France)
Olivier Parillaud, Alcatel Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Thales Research and Technology (France)
Michel Krakowski, Alcatel Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Thales Research and Technology (France)
Ruth Schwertberger, Univ. Würzburg (Germany)
André Somers, Univ. Würzburg (Germany)
Johann Peter Reithmaier, Univ. Würzburg (Germany)
Alfred Forchel, Univ. Würzburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5989:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II
Sean M. Kirkpatrick; David H. Titterton; Roger Appleby; J. Martyn Chamberlain; Razvan Stoian; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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