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Self-pulsating semiconductor lasers for high bit-rate all-optical clock recovery
Author(s): Philippe Gallion; Jérémie Renaudier; Guang-Hua Duan; Bruno Lavigne
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Paper Abstract

Clock recovery using self pulsating semiconductor laser structure is a sophisticated signal processing inside the device, involving optical injection locking, gain and index modulation, self pulsation, radiofrequency oscillation synchronization, and phase noise filtering. The mutual injection of the longitudinal mode and the passive mode locking leading to self pulsation is analyzed by using multimode rate equations. Self pulsation is easily achievable and is characterized by a large reduction of the RF spectral line width, as compared to those of the optical modes involved in the beating process. When they are injected by a power modulated optical signal, the self pulsating laser structures act as all-optical clock recovery devices. The self pulsation line width is found to be determinant to fulfill the high bit-rate optical communications and optical signal processing clock recovery property requirement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6389, Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI, 63890N (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687970
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Philippe Gallion, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, CNRS (France)
Jérémie Renaudier, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, CNRS (France)
Alcatel Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Guang-Hua Duan, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Bruno Lavigne, Alcatel Research & Inovation (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6389:
Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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