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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9716–9727

Characterization of a 15 GHz integrated bulk InGaAsP passively modelocked ring laser at 1.53µm

Yohan Barbarin, Erwin A. J. M. Bente, Martijn J. R. Heck, Y. S. Oei, Richard Nötzel, and Meint K. Smit  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9716-9727 (2006)

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We report on an extensive characterization of a 15GHz integrated bulk InGaAsP passively modelocked ring laser at 1530 nm. The laser is modelocked for a wide range of amplifier currents and reverse bias voltages on the saturable absorber. We have measured a timing jitter of 7.1 ps (20 kHz – 80 MHz), which is low for an all-active device using bulk material and due to the ring configuration. Measured output pulses are highly chirped, a FWHM bandwidth is obtained of up to 4.5 nm. Such lasers with high bandwidth pulses and compatible with active-passive integration are of great interest for OCDMA applications.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Yohan Barbarin, Erwin A. J. M. Bente, Martijn J. R. Heck, Y. S. Oei, Richard Nötzel, and Meint K. Smit, "Characterization of a 15 GHz integrated bulk InGaAsP passively modelocked ring laser at 1.53µm," Opt. Express 14, 9716-9727 (2006)

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