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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4230–4232

Widely wavelength switchable V-coupled-cavity semiconductor laser with 40 dB side-mode suppression ratio

Jialiang Jin, Lei Wang, Tingting Yu, Yin Wang, and Jian-Jun He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4230-4232 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004230


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Abstract

We report the first experimental demonstration of a single-electrode-controlled digitally wavelength switchable V-coupled-cavity laser with high side-mode-suppression-ratio (SMSR) in the 40 dB range. Sixteen-channel and twenty-six channel wavelength switchable lasers with 100 GHz spacing are demonstrated with the maximal SMSR of 40 dB and 37 dB , respectively. They do not require complex gratings, multiple epitaxial growths, or complex tuning algorithms. The device size is only 500 μm × 300 μm . Such a simple, compact, and high-performance laser has great potential as a low-cost alternative to existing complex tunable lasers for wide deployment in optical networks and beyond.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011

Citation
Jialiang Jin, Lei Wang, Tingting Yu, Yin Wang, and Jian-Jun He, "Widely wavelength switchable V-coupled-cavity semiconductor laser with ∼40 dB side-mode suppression ratio," Opt. Lett. 36, 4230-4232 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-21-4230

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