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18 April 2000 Anomalous behavior of coupling coefficient effect and spatial carrier density variation inside sampled grating DFB lasers
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Proceedings Volume 3947, In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IV; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382103
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
All manufactured sampled grating structures are mainly used for `wavelength tunability'. In this paper we succeeded in generating two modes by using Sampled Grating DFB laser. The two modes, will be optically heterodyned on a photodetector for mm-wave (via mode beating) signal generation. The advantage of that design is its size compactness (a single section, single electrode fed with a DC current supply), stable mode spacing, and relatively lower cost compared with other means of mm-wave generation. The simulation results will be presented using the well established model. Two parameters are shown to be affecting on the dual mode spacing and amplitude: the coupling coefficient and the carrier density variation along the (SG) structure. The former (coupling coefficient) mainly influences the mode spacing which is translated into the mm-wave frequency at the photodetector level. The anomalous coupling coefficient behavior leading to a quasi-stable mode spacing independent on the DFB section length increase is studied, interpreted and optimized. The latter (carrier density) plays a dramatic effect on that structure, resulting on fading away one of the two modes. We, succeeded in confining these two chirped modes into the structure by detuning the gratings. Finally, detuned grating effect will be explained.
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Magdy Hussein Mourad, Jean-Pierre Vilcot, Didier J. Decoster, and Dominique D. Marcenac "Anomalous behavior of coupling coefficient effect and spatial carrier density variation inside sampled grating DFB lasers", Proc. SPIE 3947, In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IV, (18 April 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382103
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