Abstract

In this paper, the dynamic properties of Fabry-Pérot laser diode (FP-LD) transmitters using side-mode injection locking, which are intended to be applied in wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical networks (WDM-PON) and local area networks (LANs), have been investigated. Both the direct modulation properties and wavelength switching properties of the transmitters have been clarified theoretically and experimentally, as well as the important direct modulation characteristics, such as injection power dependence, side-mode dependence, and wavelength detuning dependence. To confirm the transmission ability, fundamental transmission experiments of the transmitters in both continuous and discontinuous injection cases have been made. The experiments clarified that the error-free transmission was possible in both cases. Falling and rising times during wavelength switching actions in LAN applications have been calculated and measured. A high-speed switching method was proposed in this paper, and the effectiveness of the proposed method has been confirmed theoretically and experimentally.

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N. Kashima, "Proposal of Para-Wave NET for super high speed LANs", in Proc. 1999 Commun. Soc. Conf. IEICE, 1999, p. B-13-11.

N. Kashima, "Wavelength dependence of fiber skew for high speed LANs", J. Opt. Commun, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 42-47, 2002.

N. Kashima, S. Yamaguchi and S. Ishii, "Optical transmitter using a side-mode injection locking for high speed photonic LANs", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 550-557, Feb. 2004.

N. Kashima and M. Watanabe, "Transient properties of side-mode injection locking in a FP-LD", J. Lightw. Technol, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1523-1533, 2006.

S. Kobayashi and T. Kimura, "Injection locking in AlGaAs semiconductor laser", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. QE-17, no. 5, pp. 681-689, May 1981.

R. Lang, "Injection locking properties of a semiconductor laser", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. QE-18, no. 6, pp. 976-983, Jun. 1982.

L. Goldberg, H. F. Taylar and J. F. Weller, "Intermodal injection locking and gain profile measurement of GaAlAs lasers", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. QE-20, no. 11, pp. 1226-1229, 1984.

P. Gallion and G. Debarage, "Influence of amplitude-phase coupling of the injection locking bandwidth of a semiconductor lasers", Electron. Lett., vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 264-266, 1985.

N. Schunk and K. Peterman, "Noise analysis of injection-locked semiconductor injection lasers", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. QE-22, no. 5, pp. 642-650, May 1986.

C. H. Henry, "Theory of the linewidth of semiconductor lasers", IEEE J. Quantum Electron, vol. QE-18, no. 2, p. 259, Feb. 1982.

A. Murakami, K. Kawashima and K. Atsuki, "Cavity resonance shift and bandwidth enhancement in semiconductor lasers with strong light injection", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 1196-1204, Oct. 2003.

R. A. Saunders, J. P. King and I. Hardcastle, "Wideband chirp measurement technique for high bit rate sources", Electron. Lett., vol. 30, no. 16, pp. 1336-1338, Aug. 1994.

R. A. Linke, "Modulation induced transient chirping in single frequency lasers", IEEE J. Quantum Electron, vol. QE-21, no. 6, pp. 593-597, Jun. 1982.

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