Low sensitivity to optical feedback and optical injection of discrete mode lasers
Guignard, Celine and Tipaka, G. and Vaudel, O. and Kelly, Brian and Patchell, J. and Barry, Liam P. and Besnard, P. and O'Gorman, J. (2006) Low sensitivity to optical feedback and optical injection of discrete mode lasers. In: LEOS 2006 - The 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Oct 2006, Montreal, Canada.
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In this paper, we demonstrate the low sensitivity to both external optical feedback and external optical injection of a new type of extremely low cost single-mode lasers, called "discrete mode" (DM) lasers. The DM lasers are obtained from ridge waveguide Fabry Perot (FP) lasers, in which the effective refractive index of the lasing mode has been perturbed. These lasers exhibit a low sensitivity to external optical feedback since the coherence collapse threshold is around 5 dB higher in comparison to a commercial DFB laser.
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