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Analysis of self-pulsation in a distributed Bragg reflector laser based on four-wave mixing
Author(s): Pascal Landais; Jeremie Renaudier; Philippe Gallion; Guang-Hua Duan
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Paper Abstract

All-optical regeneration at 40 Gbit/s and beyond is a crucial element for future transparent networks. One solution to achieve the regeneration is an all-optical clock recovery element combined with a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Among the different approaches investigated so far to accomplish the clock recovery function, a scheme based on a single self-pulsating distributed Bragg reflector laser is of particular interest from practical and cost viewpoints. In this structure at least two longitudinal modes beat together, generating power oscillation even though the laser is DC biased. The oscillation frequency is given by the free spectral range of the structure. In order to optimize the clock recovery performance of such a laser, a model based on four-wave-mixing has been developed. It takes into account the evolution of the amplitude and the phase of the complex electricfield of each longitudinal mode. From this model, a stability analysis is derived through the adiabatic approximation. The spectral density of the correlated phases of these modes is calculated and compared to the uncorrelated spectral density of each mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5349, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XII, (18 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.537853
Show Author Affiliations
Pascal Landais, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Jeremie Renaudier, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (France)
Philippe Gallion, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (France)
Guang-Hua Duan, Alcatel Research and Innovation (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5349:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XII
Marek Osinski; Hiroshi Amano; Fritz Henneberger, Editor(s)

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