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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3256–3258

Sideband locking of a single-section semiconductor distributed-feedback laser in an optical phase-lock loop

Naresh Satyan, Arseny Vasilyev, Wei Liang, George Rakuljic, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3256-3258 (2009)

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The bandwidth and performance of optical phase-lock loops (OPLLs) using single-section semiconductor lasers (SCLs) are severely limited by the nonuniform frequency modulation response of the lasers. It is demonstrated that this restriction is eliminated by the sideband locking of a single-section distributed-feedback SCL to a master laser in a heterodyne OPLL, thus enabling a delay-limited loop bandwidth. The lineshape of the phase-locked SCL output is characterized using a delayed self-heterodyne measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(290.3700) Scattering : Linewidth

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2009
Published: October 19, 2009

Naresh Satyan, Arseny Vasilyev, Wei Liang, George Rakuljic, and Amnon Yariv, "Sideband locking of a single-section semiconductor distributed-feedback laser in an optical phase-lock loop," Opt. Lett. 34, 3256-3258 (2009)

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