4 March 2016 Gain compression effect on the modulation dynamics of an optically injection-locked semiconductor laser using gain lever
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The modulation response of an optically-injected gain lever semiconductor laser is studied and calculations show that a gain-lever laser operating under medium to strong optical injection provides a unique and robust configuration for ultra large bandwidth enhancement. Modulation bandwidths above nine times the relaxation oscillation frequency of the free-running laser can be reached using injection-locking conditions that are reasonable for practical applications. The impact of the gain compression on the modulation dynamic is discussed for the first time. This work is of prime importance for the development of directly-modulated broadband optical sources for high-speed operation at 40 Gbps and beyond.
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J.-M. Sarraute, J.-M. Sarraute, K. Schires, K. Schires, S. LaRochelle, S. LaRochelle, F. Grillot, F. Grillot, "Gain compression effect on the modulation dynamics of an optically injection-locked semiconductor laser using gain lever", Proc. SPIE 9742, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXIV, 97420E (4 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214244; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2214244
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