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Large-signal theory of the effect of dispersive propagation on the intensity modulation response of semiconductor lasers

Peral, Eva and Yariv, Amnon (2000) Large-signal theory of the effect of dispersive propagation on the intensity modulation response of semiconductor lasers. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 18 (1). pp. 84-89. ISSN 0733-8724. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:PERjlt00

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Abstract

We have derived an exact large-signal theory of propagation in a dispersive fiber of an optical wave with sinusoidal amplitude and frequency modulation. This has been applied to the study of large-signal direct-modulation of semiconductor lasers. It is shown that the large-signal response can significantly deviate from the predictions of the small-signal theory. In particular, the improvement in modulation response caused by frequency-to-intensity modulation conversion in propagation that occurs with small-signal modulation is no longer achieved with large-signal modulation, which could affect systems such as dispersion supported transmission. Experimental results confirm our theory.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 2000 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received July 1, 1999. This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under Award N00014-91-J-1195. The authors are grateful to Ortel Corporation, in particular to J. Ianelli and T. R. Chen, for providing the lasers and photodetector used in this work.
Subject Keywords:Frequency modulation, intensity modulation, optical fiber communication, optical fiber dispersion, optical fiber measurement applications, semiconductor lasers
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/50.818911
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