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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1998
  • pp: 3256–3263

Some characteristics of an extremely-short- external-cavity laser diode realized by butt coupling a Fabry–Perot laser diode to a single-mode optical fiber

Yakov Sidorin and Dennis Howe  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3256-3263 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.003256


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Abstract

When butt coupling a Fabry–Perot laser diode to an extremely closely spaced waveguide (separation less than or equal to a few times the Rayleigh range of the laser beam), there is a trade-off between the optimal power coupling and the variation of the coupled laser diode’s operational characteristics. Changes in the butt-coupling configuration parameters influence the coupling efficiency, as well as the strength of the feedback into the laser diode. Using a previously reported phenomenological model that treats the butt-coupled laser diode as an extremely short external-cavity (ESEC) device, we quantitatively describe how the butt-coupling parameters can be used to control the output power, threshold current, wavelength, and relative intensity noise of the ESEC laser diode. Our analyses are supported by experimental results. The importance of choosing the correct coordinate plane for evaluation of the overlap integrals that are used in the model is also discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.2600) Lasers and laser optics : Free-electron lasers (FELs)

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 1998
Published: May 20, 1998

Citation
Yakov Sidorin and Dennis Howe, "Some characteristics of an extremely-short- external-cavity laser diode realized by butt coupling a Fabry–Perot laser diode to a single-mode optical fiber," Appl. Opt. 37, 3256-3263 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-15-3256

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