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Microwave Optical Link In The Frequency Range Of 10-18 Gigahertz By Direct Modulation Of Injection Laser Diode
Author(s): K. Y. Lau; A. Yariv
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Paper Abstract

It is demonstrated that an ultra-high speed window buried heterostructure GaAlAs laser fabricated on semi-insulating substrate can be used as narrow band signal transmitters in the Ku-band frequency range (12-20GHz). The modulation efficiency can be increased over a limited bandwidth by a weak optical feedback. A stronger optical feedback enables one to actively mode-lock the laser diode at a very high repetition rate up to 17.5GHz, producing pulses of = 12ps long.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0545, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications II, (28 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948338
Show Author Affiliations
K. Y. Lau, Ortel Corporation (United States)
A. Yariv, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0545:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications II
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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