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Effects of injected light and optical feedback on directly modulated MQW lasers and OTDM multigigabit-per-second system performance
Author(s): Herbert Burkhard; S. Mohrdiek; H. Schoell; Hartmut Hillmer; Stefan Hansmann; A. Mattheus
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Paper Abstract

Injection-locked directly current modulated semiconductor laser transmitters are theoretically investigated with respect to transmission performance. By large signal simulation of laser, standard single-mode fiber propagation and direct detection optically pre-amplified PIN receiver, transmission distances of 80-120 km at 10 Gb/s and 40-60 km at 15 Gb/s have been evaluated with a bit-error-rate < 10-9 with reasonable power penalty. Exploiting fiber nonlinearities with higher power launched into the fiber is demonstrated to increase the transmission distance by about 40%. Additionally the dynamics of the residual chirp of the laser is shown to act favorably on transmission performance. Guidelines for operation conditions of injection-locked lasers depending on detuning between laser and slave laser and injected power are given. Gain switching including optical feedback and the gain- levering effect have been investigated with respect to pulse production for optical time domain multiplexing. A new method for short pulse generation is presented. It is based on single frequency CW light injection into an unmodulated single mode laser under nonstable locking- conditions. Repetition frequencies larger than 150 GHz can be achieved. By soliton generation in a dispersion shifted fiber pulse widths of less than 3 ps FWHM with a squared hyperbolic cosecans shape can be generated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212540
Show Author Affiliations
Herbert Burkhard, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
S. Mohrdiek, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
H. Schoell, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
Hartmut Hillmer, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
Stefan Hansmann, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
A. Mattheus, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2399:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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