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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2243–2245

Loss-coupled distributed-feedback lasers with amplified optical feedback for optical microwave generation

Dae-Su Yee, Young Ahn Leem, Sung-Bock Kim, Dong Churl Kim, Kyung Hyun Park, Sang-Taek Kim, and Boo-Gyoun Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 19, pp. 2243-2245 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002243


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Abstract

Multisection semiconductor lasers for optical microwave generation have been fabricated that consist of a loss-coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB), a phase control, and an amplifier section. High-frequency self-pulsations are generated according to the concept of a single-mode laser with short optical feedback. The effect of the optical feedback via the phase control and the amplifier section on the self-pulsation is apparently shown as a result of the superior single-mode characteristic of the LC-DFB section. Continuous frequency tuning is achieved in the range of 17–35 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Dae-Su Yee, Young Ahn Leem, Sung-Bock Kim, Dong Churl Kim, Kyung Hyun Park, Sang-Taek Kim, and Boo-Gyoun Kim, "Loss-coupled distributed-feedback lasers with amplified optical feedback for optical microwave generation," Opt. Lett. 29, 2243-2245 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-19-2243


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