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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2004
  • pp: 163–167

External Optical Modulator Using a Low - cost Fabry - Perot Laser Diode for Optical Access Networks

Hyuek-Jae Lee and Yong-Hyub Won  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 163-167 (2004)

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We propose and demonstrate an external optical modulation method based on TE/TM-mode absorption nulls in a Multiple Quantum Well(MQW) Fabry-Perot laser diode(FP-LD). The center wavelength of the absorption nulls is rapidly shifted to short-wavelength by the small current change(~1mA) in the FP-LD, which can modulate an optical signal with more than 10 dB of extinction ratio(ER). The shift of the center wavelength comes from the refractive index change due to anomalous dispersion and the plasma effect in MQW FP-LD waveguide. Non-inverting and inverting signals are made by TE- and TM-mode absorption nulls at 155.52 Mbps and BERs for the signals are measured.

© 2004 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2004
Published: December 1, 2004

Hyuek-Jae Lee and Yong-Hyub Won, "External Optical Modulator Using a Low - cost Fabry - Perot Laser Diode for Optical Access Networks," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 8, 163-167 (2004)

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