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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 17610–17619

Tunable directly modulated fiber ring laser using a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier for WDM access networks

Zih-Rong Lin, Cheng-Kuang Liu, Yu-Jhu Jhang, and Gerd Keiser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 17610-17619 (2010)

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We have proposed a stable, wideband, and tunable directly modulated fiber ring laser (TDMFRL) by using a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) and an optical tunable filter (OTF). For use in a bidirectional access network, the TDMFRL not only generates downstream data traffic but also serves as the wavelength-selecting injection light source for the Fabry-Pérot laser diode (FP-LD) located at the subscriber site. We experimentally demonstrated a bidirectional transmission at 1.25-Gb/s direct modulation over a 25-km single-mode fiber (SMF), thereby showing good performance in a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) access network.

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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
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2010
Published: August 2, 2010

Zih-Rong Lin, Cheng-Kuang Liu, Yu-Jhu Jhang, and Gerd Keiser, "Tunable directly modulated fiber ring laser using a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier for WDM access networks," Opt. Express 18, 17610-17619 (2010)

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