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Directly-modulated lasers for 100-Gbaud Nyquist PAM4 transmission (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Yasuhiro Matsui

Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated an operation and 65-GHz bandwidth simultaneously for three different designs of high-speed directly modulated lasers (DMLs), including distributed reflector (DR) laser, modified-grating DBR laser, and DFB laser with a reflection from an integrated passive waveguide. The DMLs maintained a RIN lower than -155 dBc/Hz under an optical reflection of as high as < -8 dB. The device physics behind the operation relates to the cavity design which has a strongly wavelength-dependent mirror loss. Modified-grating DBR laser was used to demonstrate an error-free 100 GBd PAM2 transmission, and also PAM4 transmission. This is the record fast data rate realized by DML as of today.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11301, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XIX, 113010R (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2548190
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Yasuhiro Matsui, Finisar Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11301:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XIX
Alexey A. Belyanin; Peter M. Smowton, Editor(s)

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