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A review of different types of photonic MEMS tunable lasers
Author(s): A. Q. Liu; H. Cai; X. M. Zhang; J. Tamil
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, four different types of miniaturized Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) based tunable lasers, from photonic MEMS laser designs to fabrication techniques, are introduced. These tunable lasers are MEMS external cavity laser, injection-locked laser, coupled-cavity laser, and dual-wavelength laser. The properties, functionalities and performances of the MEMS-based tunable lasers are individually discussed based on their experimental results. The potential applications in fiber optical communications are also identified. These tunable lasers, which are more innovative in terms of design, specifications and configurations compared to traditional lasers, also provide significant improvements in their functionalities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6836, MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications III, 683602 (29 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.768729
Show Author Affiliations
A. Q. Liu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
H. Cai, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
X. M. Zhang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
J. Tamil, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6836:
MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications III
Jung-Chih Chiao; Xuyuan Chen; Zhaoying Zhou; Xinxin Li, Editor(s)

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