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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21582–21586

Greatly enhanced modulation response of injection-locked multimode VCSELs

Devang Parekh, Xiaoxue Zhao, Werner Hofmann, Markus C. Amann, Luis A. Zenteno, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21582-21586 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021582


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Abstract

We report greatly enhanced modulation response of multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (MM-VCSELs), for the first time, using optical injection locking. A 3-dB bandwidth of 38 GHz and 54 GHz resonance frequency are achieved using a MM-VCSEL with a 3 GHz free-running bandwidth. We show that transverse mode selection can be attained with optical injection locking through frequency and spatial detuning.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2008
Published: December 15, 2008

Citation
Devang Parekh, Xiaoxue Zhao, Werner Hofmann, Markus C. Amann, Luis A. Zenteno, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, "Greatly enhanced modulation response of injection-locked multimode VCSELs," Opt. Express 16, 21582-21586 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-21582


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