Abstract

A system engineering approach for calculating the tuning time of an ultra-fast tunable laser transmitter based on the grating-assisted codirectional coupler with sampled reflector (GCSR) laser is presented. The limitations on tuning time are investigated theoretically and experimentally.

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T. Farrell, J. Dunne and R. O'Dowd, "Complete wavelength control of GCSR lasers over EDFA band", in Proc. LEOS Conf., vol. 1, San Francisco, CA, 1999, pp. 329-330.

J. Dunne, T. Farrell and R. O'Dowd, "Fast generation of optimum operating points for tunable SG-DBR laser over 1535-1565 nm range", in Proc. CLEO Conf., Baltimore, MD, 1999, pp. 147-148.

J. E. Simsarian, A. Bharwaj, K. Dreyer, J. Gripp, O. Laznicka, K. Sherman, Y. Su, C. Webb, L. Zhang and M. Zirngibl, "A widely tunable laser transmitter with fast accurate switching between all channel combinations", presented at the Proc. ECOC Conf., Copenhagen, Denmark, Paper 3.3.6, Sept. 8-12, 2002 .

P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, L. Backbom, B. Stalnacke, E. Berglind, E. J. P. Weber and B. Stoltz, "Quasicontinuous tuning range from 1520 to 1560 nm in a GCSR laser, with high power and low tuning currents", IEE Electron. Lett., vol. 32, no. 25, pp. 2352-2354, Dec. 1996.

P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, L. Backbom, T. Klinga, J. Wallin, B. Stalnacke, E. Berglind and B. Stoltz, "114-nm wavelength tuning range of a vertical grating assisted codirectional coupler laser with a super structure grating distributed Bragg reflector", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 7, pp. 697-699, July 1995.

M. C. Amann and J. Buus, Tunable Laser Diodes, Norwood, MA: Artech House, 1998.

D. Sadot and I. Elhanany, "Optical switching speed requirements for Terabit/sec packet over WDM networks", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 12, pp. 440-442, Apr. 2000.

H. Debregeas, A. Vuong, F. Delorme, V. Allard, A. Bodere, O. LeGoueziguo, F. Gaborit, J. Rotte, M. Goix, V. Voiriot and J. Jacquet, "DBR module with 20-mW constant coupled output power over 16 nm (40 × 50-Ghz spaces channels)", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, pp. 4-6, Jan. 2001.

C. K. Chan, K. L. Sherman and M. Zirngibl, "A fast 100-channel wavelength-tunable transmitter for optical packet switching", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, pp. 729-731, July 2001.

S. Rubin, E. Buimovich, G. Ingber and D. Sadot, "Implementation of an ultra-fast widely-tunable burst-mode 10 Gbps transcevier", IEE Electron. Lett., vol. 38, no. 23, pp. 1462-1463, Nov. 2002.

P. J. Rigole, M. Shell, S. Nilsson, D. J. Blumental and E. Berglind, "Fast wavelength switching in a widely tunable GCSR laser using pulse predistortion technique", in Proc. OFC Conf., vol. 6, Dallas, TX, 1997,Paper WL63,. pp. 231-232.

Y. Fukashiro, K. Shrikhande, M. Avenarius, M. S. Rogge, I. M. White, D. Wonglumsom and L. G. Kazovsky, "Fast and fine wavelength tuning of a GCSR laser using a digitally controlled driver", in Proc. OFC Conf., vol. 2, Baltimore, MD, 2000, pp. 338-340.

Y. A. Akulova, G. A. Fish, C. Schow, M. Larson, T. Lijeberg, A. Karim, E. Hall, T. Wipiejewski, D. Pavinski, T. Butrie and L. Coldren, "Widely-tunable electroabsorption-modulated sampled grating DBR laser", in Proc. LEOS Conf., vol. 1, San Diego, CA, 2001, pp. 101-102.

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