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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13785–13791

Greatly increased fiber transmission distance with an optically injection-locked vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser

Xiaoxue Zhao, Bo Zhang, Louis Christen, Devang Parekh, Werner Hofmann, Markus C. Amann, Fumio Koyama, Alan E. Willner, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13785-13791 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.013785


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Abstract

We demonstrate single-mode fiber transmission distance enhancement up to 120 km of a directly-modulated injection-locked VCSEL modulated by a 10Gb/s NRZ signal. Injection locking induced data pattern inversion of the VCSEL causes adjustable chirp, which greatly extends reach. Both experiments and simulations are shown to explain this phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2009
Published: July 24, 2009

Citation
Xiaoxue Zhao, Bo Zhang, Louis Christen, Devang Parekh, Werner Hofmann, Markus C. Amann, Fumio Koyama, Alan E. Willner, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, "Greatly increased fiber transmission distance with an optically injection-locked vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser," Opt. Express 17, 13785-13791 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-16-13785


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