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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25465–25470

Ring-resonator-integrated tunable external cavity laser employing EAM and SOA

Ki-Hong Yoon, O-Kyun Kwon, Ki Soo Kim, Byung-Seok Choi, Su Hwan Oh, Hyun Su Kim, Jae-Sik Sim, and Chul Soo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25465-25470 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025465


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a tunable external cavity laser (ECL) composed of a polymer Bragg reflector (PBR) and integrated gain chip with gain, a ring resonator, an electro-absorption modulator (EAM), and a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The cavity of the laser is composed of the PBR, gain, and ring resonator. The ring resonator reflects the predetermined wavelengths into the gain region and transmits the output signal into integrated devices such as the EAM and SOA. The output wavelength of the tunable laser is discretely tuned in steps of about 0.8 nm through the thermal-optic effect of the PBR and predetermined mode spacing of the ring resonator.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2011
Published: November 29, 2011

Citation
Ki-Hong Yoon, O-Kyun Kwon, Ki Soo Kim, Byung-Seok Choi, Su Hwan Oh, Hyun Su Kim, Jae-Sik Sim, and Chul Soo Kim, "Ring-resonator-integrated tunable external cavity laser employing EAM and SOA," Opt. Express 19, 25465-25470 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-25465


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