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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1569–1571

Experimental investigation of harmonic and subharmonic synchronization of 40 GHz mode-locked quantum-dash laser diodes

Ramón Maldonado-Basilio, Sylwester Latkowski, Severine Philippe, and Pascal Landais  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1569-1571 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001569


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Abstract

Synchronization of a 40 GHz quantum-dash mode-locked (ML) Fabry–Perot laser diode with optically injected pulse streams is experimentally studied. Injected signals consist of nonmodulated and modulated trains of 1.6 ps pulses at various repetition rates, ranging from 10 to 160 GHz and 10 to 160 Gbps , respectively. Subharmonic, fundamental, and harmonic synchronization of the ML laser allows retrieval of stable 40 GHz clock pulses featuring a width of 1.8 ps . Frequency components at 10 and 20 GHz do not create any amplitude modulation on the recovered 40 GHz clock pulses when injecting signals at 10 and 20 GHz / Gbps . In addition, external synchronization of the laser with pulse streams at 80 and 160 GHz / Gbps is sustained despite the absence of significant components at or below 40 GHz .

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

Citation
Ramón Maldonado-Basilio, Sylwester Latkowski, Severine Philippe, and Pascal Landais, "Experimental investigation of harmonic and subharmonic synchronization of 40 GHz mode-locked quantum-dash laser diodes," Opt. Lett. 36, 1569-1571 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1569


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