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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 20552–20557

Long Distance Single-mode Fiber Transmission of Multimode VCSELs by Injection Locking

Devang Parekh, Bo Zhang, Xiaoxue Zhao, Yang Yue, Werner Hofmann, Markus C. Amann, Alan Willner, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 20552-20557 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020552


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Abstract

We report greatly enhanced transmission distance of multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (MM-VCSELs) over standard single-mode fiber using optical injection locking. Transmission distance as high as 90 km is achieved at 10 Gb/s by frequency chirp inversion and higher order transverse mode suppression.

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OCIS Codes
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2010
Published: September 13, 2010

Citation
Devang Parekh, Bo Zhang, Xiaoxue Zhao, Yang Yue, Werner Hofmann, Markus C. Amann, Alan Willner, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, "Long Distance Single-mode Fiber Transmission of Multimode VCSELs by Injection Locking," Opt. Express 18, 20552-20557 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-20-20552


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