7 January 2011 The theoretical and numerical models of the novel and fast tunable semiconductor ring laser
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Proceedings Volume 7987, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices V; 79870K (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.888627
Event: Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition, 2010, Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Abstract
Fast wavelength-tunable semiconductor lasers will be the key components in future optical packet switching networks. Especially, they are of great importance in the optical network nodes: transmitters, optical wavelength-routers, etc. In this paper, a new scheme of a next-generation fast tunable ring laser was given. Tunable lasers in this design have better wavelength tunability compared with others, for they are switched faster in wavelength and simpler to control with the injecting light from an external distributed Bragg-reflector(DBR). Then some discussion of the waveguide material system and coupler design of the ring laser were given. And we also derived the multimode rate equations corresponding to this scheme by analyzing some characteristics of the semiconductor ring cavity, directionality, nonlinear mode competition, optical injection locking, etc. We did MatLab simulation based on the new rate equations to research the process of mode competition and wavelength switching in the laser, and achieved the basic functions of a tunable laser. Finally some discussion of the impact of several key parameters was given.
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Jiangbo Zhu, Jiangbo Zhu, Junwen Zhang, Junwen Zhang, Nan Chi, Nan Chi, Siyuan Yu, Siyuan Yu, } "The theoretical and numerical models of the novel and fast tunable semiconductor ring laser", Proc. SPIE 7987, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices V, 79870K (7 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888627; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.888627
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