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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19836–19843

10-Gbps, 1-µm waveband photonic transmission with a harmonically mode-locked semiconductor laser

Naokatsu Yamamoto, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Kouichi Akahane, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Keijiro Takashima, and Hiroyuki Yokoyama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19836-19843 (2008)

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To open up a 1-µm waveband for photonic transport systems, we developed a hybrid and harmonically mode-locked semiconductor laser (MLL) that can transmit return-to-zero (RZ) optical signals at data rates on the order of gigabits per second. A single-mode hole-assisted fiber (HAF) was also developed for use as a 1-µm waveband signal transmission line. A stable optical pulse train with a repetition rate of 9.953 GHz, pulse width of 22 ps, and low timing jitter of 120 fs was obtained from a 1035-nm harmonically MLL. With these devices, we successfully demonstrated 1-µm waveband error-free transmission of a high-speed 10-Gbps RZ signal over a long distance of 7 km.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2008
Published: November 14, 2008

Naokatsu Yamamoto, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Kouichi Akahane, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Keijiro Takashima, and Hiroyuki Yokoyama, "10-Gbps, 1-μm waveband photonic transmission with a harmonically mode-locked semiconductor laser," Opt. Express 16, 19836-19843 (2008)

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