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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13125–13137

Tunable microwave generation of a monolithic dual-wavelength distributed feedback laser

Yen-Hua Lo, Yu-Chang Wu, Shun-Chieh Hsu, Yi-Chia Hwang, Bai-Ci Chen, and Chien-Chung Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13125-13137 (2014)

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The dynamic behavior of a monolithic dual-wavelength distributed feedback laser was fully investigated and mapped. The combination of different driving currents for master and slave lasers can generate a wide range of different operational modes, from single mode, period 1 to chaos. Both the optical and microwave spectrum were recorded and analyzed. The detected single mode signal can continuously cover from 15GHz to 50GHz, limited by photodetector bandwidth. The measured optical four-wave-mixing pattern indicates that a 70GHz signal can be generated by this device. By applying rate equation analysis, the important laser parameters can be extracted from the spectrum. The extracted relaxation resonant frequency is found to be 8.96GHz. With the full operational map at hand, the suitable current combination can be applied to the device for proper applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2014
Published: May 22, 2014

Yen-Hua Lo, Yu-Chang Wu, Shun-Chieh Hsu, Yi-Chia Hwang, Bai-Ci Chen, and Chien-Chung Lin, "Tunable microwave generation of a monolithic dual-wavelength distributed feedback laser," Opt. Express 22, 13125-13137 (2014)

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