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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20368–20375

10-Gb/s direct modulation of polymer-based tunable external cavity lasers

Byung-Seok Choi, Su Hwan Oh, Ki Soo Kim, Ki-Hong Yoon, Hyun Soo Kim, Mi-Ran Park, Jong Sool Jeong, O-Kyun Kwon, Jun-Kyu Seo, Hak-Kyu Lee, and Yun C. Chung  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20368-20375 (2012)

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We demonstrate a directly-modulated 10-Gb/s tunable external cavity laser (ECL) fabricated by using a polymer Bragg reflector and a high-speed superluminescent diode (SLD). The tuning range and output power of this ECL are measured to be >11nm and 2.6 mW (@ 100 mA), respectively. We directly modulate this laser at 10 Gb/s and transmit the modulated signal over 20 km of standard single-mode fiber. The power penalty is measured to be <2.8 dB at the bit-error rate (BER) of 10−10.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2012
Published: August 21, 2012

Byung-Seok Choi, Su Hwan Oh, Ki Soo Kim, Ki-Hong Yoon, Hyun Soo Kim, Mi-Ran Park, Jong Sool Jeong, O-Kyun Kwon, Jun-Kyu Seo, Hak-Kyu Lee, and Yun C. Chung, "10-Gb/s direct modulation of polymer-based tunable external cavity lasers," Opt. Express 20, 20368-20375 (2012)

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