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High-performance DFB laser module for space applications: the FP7 HiPPO achievements from chip fabrication to system validation
Author(s): M. Faugeron; B. Benazet; A. Maho; A. Le Kernec; M. Sotom; F. Van Dijk; J. P. Le Goëc; O. Parillaud; L. Stampoulidis; P. Henderson; S. Snowden; E. Kehayas

Paper Abstract

This article reports the development of 200-mW 1.55-μm DFB laser module with RIN below -162 dB/Hz which are well suited for microwave photonics or free space optical communication applications. Specific design has allowed reaching high power (>300 mW), low noise and high spectral purity laser chip. The chip has been packaged in Butterfly module optimized for reducing the module power consumption. DFB laser module system validations have been done on three laboratory test-beds representative of target applications, namely high-frequency optical LO distribution, photonic RF frequency conversion, and free space optical communication links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111803J (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536046
Show Author Affiliations
M. Faugeron, Thales Alenia Space (France)
B. Benazet, Thales Alenia Space (France)
A. Maho, Thales Alenia Space (France)
A. Le Kernec, Thales Alenia Space (France)
M. Sotom, Thales Alenia Space (France)
F. Van Dijk, III-V Lab. (France)
J. P. Le Goëc, III-V Lab. (France)
O. Parillaud, III-V Lab. (France)
L. Stampoulidis, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)
P. Henderson, Gooch & Housego (United Kingdom)
S. Snowden, Gooch & Housego (United Kingdom)
E. Kehayas, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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