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Measurement and characterization of laser chirp of multiquantum-well distributed-feedback lasers

Peral, Eva and Yariv, Amnon (1999) Measurement and characterization of laser chirp of multiquantum-well distributed-feedback lasers. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 11 (3). pp. 307-309. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:PERieeeptl99

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Abstract

Measurements of relative intensity noise and modulation response, before and after propagation in optical fiber, of the output field of multiquantum-well distributed-feedback (MQW-DFB) lasers are used to determine the influence of the intraband damping mechanisms, the DFB structure and the carrier transport and carrier capture into the QWs on the laser chirp. The power dependence of the linewidth enhancement factor is shown to explain the saturation of the laser linewidth at high optical powers.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1999 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received October 8, 1998; revised November 23, 1998. This work was based on work that was supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, by the Office of Naval Research, and by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under Award N00014-91-J-1195. The work of R. Leheny was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the work of Y.S. Park was supported by the Office of Naval Research, and the work of H. Schlossberg was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The authors are grateful to Ortel Corporation, in particular to Dr. J. Ianelli and Dr. T.R. Chen, for providing the lasers. They also thank Dr. W. Marshall for many useful discussions.
Subject Keywords:Laser measurements, optical fiber measurement applications, optical fiber communication, optical modulation, distributed-feedback lasers, quantum-well lasers, semiconductor lasers
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