This paper reports a novel cost-effective multiwavelength optical source for OCDM. This source has a simple configuration and emits well-flattened light with a precisely controlled wavelength spacing by using a directly sinusoidally modulated laser diode technique. The flattened multiwavelength light generation is analytically evaluated by using a small signal approximation. The application of the proposed optical source to OCDM was demonstrated experimentally.
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Manabu Yoshino, Noriki Miki, Naoto Yoshimoto, and Kiyomi Kumozaki, "Multiwavelength Optical Source for OCDM Using Sinusoidally Modulated Laser Diode," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 4524-4529 (2009)