Widely wavelength-tunable & wavelength-selectable semiconductor lasers based on super-compact grating

Yingyan Huang*, Seng Tiong Ho, Jing Ma

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

An important problem in implementing DWDM optical networks in Military Avionics is the large DFB laser inventory that will be needed. This leads to potentially high maintenance and operational costs. One solution is the use of wavelength tunable laser. Wavelength tunable laser available in the market such as sampled-grating DBR (SGDBR) laser, however, is complex with high power consumption. In fact, most of the current tunable lasers have complex control circuits. Their complexity leads to low ruggedness and high costs. While DFB laser wavelength can be temperature tuned, they can cover only over a narrow wavelength range of ∼4 DWDM channels. Thus, the presently available wavelength tunable lasers are still not ideal in addressing the problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP'09
Pages88-89
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2009Sep 24 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP'09

Other

Other2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period9/22/099/24/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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