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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21748–21753

Adjustable-chirp VCSEL-to-VCSEL injection locking for 10-Gb/s transmission at 1.55 μm

Alberto Gatto, Anna Boletti, Pierpaolo Boffi, and Mario Martinelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21748-21753 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.021748


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Abstract

1.55-μm single-mode VCSEL frequency chirp behavior is investigated in under-threshold and above-threshold operating conditions for different VCSEL-to-VCSEL injection locking configurations with respect to free-running case. We experimentally evaluated the capability of adjusting the frequency chirp, reducing its value and inverting the sign. The control over the frequency chirp is obtained changing the wavelength detuning and power injection ratio between the VCSEL master and the VCSEL slave. Advantages of the chirp inversion are demonstrated for 10 Gb/s error-free propagation at 1.55-μm over 40-km standard single mode fiber without any dispersion compensation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

Citation
Alberto Gatto, Anna Boletti, Pierpaolo Boffi, and Mario Martinelli, "Adjustable-chirp VCSEL-to-VCSEL injection locking for 10-Gb/s transmission at 1.55 μm," Opt. Express 17, 21748-21753 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-24-21748


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