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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10500–10507

Novel modulated-master injection-locked 1.55-µm VCSELs

Xiaoxue Zhao, Ye Zhou, Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Werner Hofmann, and Markus C. Amann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10500-10507 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010500


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Abstract

We report a novel optical injection-locking configuration using a directly-modulated master VCSEL to injection-lock a slave VCSEL. We demonstrate an interesting RF modulation response for the modulated master laser. An RF gain up to 30 dB is attained for frequencies greater than a certain critical frequency fc, which is ~10 GHz here and increases with the injection power. In addition, an RF phase change of 2π is achieved above fc by varying the wavelength detuning. The slope of phase-frequency curve represents an equivalent slow or fast light attained through the slave laser. We incorporate an amplifier model to explain this novel modulated-master injection-locked VCSEL configuration. Simulations show good qualitative agreement with the experimental results.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Citation
Xiaoxue Zhao, Ye Zhou, Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Werner Hofmann, and Markus C. Amann, "Novel modulated-master injection-locked 1.55-µm VCSELs," Opt. Express 14, 10500-10507 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10500


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