Abstract

Quantum dash active region Fabry–Pérot lasers emitting at 1570 nm without an absorbing section have been evaluated as an optical source for microwave signal generation. These devices self-pulsate at 39.9 GHz with a mode-beating spectral linewidth as narrow as 10 kHz. Integration of these devices into an Opto-Electronic Oscillator has been performed, demonstrating a phase noise reduction of more than 15 dB in the low-frequency range. Moreover, the measured phase noise spectrum is well explained by a rate equation model taking into account the feedback loop.

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2007 (2)

J. Renaudier, G.-H. Duan, P. Landais, P. Gallion, "Phase correlation and linewidth reduction of 40 GHz self-pulsation in distributed Bragg reflector semiconductor lasers," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. (2007).

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. Le Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, G.-H. Duan, "Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55 µm ," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. Electron. 13, 111-124 (2007).

2006 (1)

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, G.-H. Duan, "Standard-compliant jitter transfer function of all-optical clock recovery at 40 GHz based on a quantum-dot self-pulsating semiconductor laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1249-1251 (2006).

2005 (2)

N. Yu, E. Salik, L. Maleki, "Ultra-low noise mode-locked laser with coupled opto-electronic oscillator configuration," Opt. Lett. 30, 1231-1233 (2005).

J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, B. Dagens, F. Lelarge, B. Rousseau, F. Poingt, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, A. Accard, P. Gallion, G.-H. Duan, "45 GHz self-pulsation with narrow linewidth in quantum dot Fabry–Perot semiconductor lasers at 1.5 µm ," Electron. Lett. 41, 1007-1008 (2005).

2002 (2)

J. Lasri, A. Bilenca, D. Dahan, V. Sidorov, G. Eisenstein, D. Ritter, K. Yvind, "A self-starting hybrid optoelectronic oscillator generating ultra low jitter 10-GHz optical pulses and low phase noise electrical signals," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1004-1006 (2002).

A. J. Seeds, "Microwave photonics," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 50, 877-887 (2002).

2000 (1)

X. S. Yao, L. Davis, L. Maleki, "Coupled optoelectronic oscillators for generating both RF signal and optical pulses," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 73-78 (2000).

1997 (1)

G.-H. Duan, G. Pham, "Injection-locking properties of self pulsation in semiconductor lasers," Proc. Inst. Elect. Eng.,—Optoelectron. 144, 228-234 (1997).

1993 (1)

R. Nagarajan, S. Levy, A. Mar, J. E. Bowers, "Resonantly enhanced semiconductor lasers for efficient transmission of millimeter wave modulated light," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 4-6 (1993).

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, B. Dagens, F. Lelarge, B. Rousseau, F. Poingt, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, A. Accard, P. Gallion, G.-H. Duan, "45 GHz self-pulsation with narrow linewidth in quantum dot Fabry–Perot semiconductor lasers at 1.5 µm ," Electron. Lett. 41, 1007-1008 (2005).

IEEE J. Quant. Electron. (1)

J. Renaudier, G.-H. Duan, P. Landais, P. Gallion, "Phase correlation and linewidth reduction of 40 GHz self-pulsation in distributed Bragg reflector semiconductor lasers," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. (2007).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. Electron. (1)

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. Le Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, G.-H. Duan, "Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55 µm ," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. Electron. 13, 111-124 (2007).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

R. Nagarajan, S. Levy, A. Mar, J. E. Bowers, "Resonantly enhanced semiconductor lasers for efficient transmission of millimeter wave modulated light," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 4-6 (1993).

J. Renaudier, B. Lavigne, F. Lelarge, M. Jourdran, B. Dagens, O. Legouezigou, P. Gallion, G.-H. Duan, "Standard-compliant jitter transfer function of all-optical clock recovery at 40 GHz based on a quantum-dot self-pulsating semiconductor laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1249-1251 (2006).

J. Lasri, A. Bilenca, D. Dahan, V. Sidorov, G. Eisenstein, D. Ritter, K. Yvind, "A self-starting hybrid optoelectronic oscillator generating ultra low jitter 10-GHz optical pulses and low phase noise electrical signals," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1004-1006 (2002).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

A. J. Seeds, "Microwave photonics," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 50, 877-887 (2002).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

X. S. Yao, L. Davis, L. Maleki, "Coupled optoelectronic oscillators for generating both RF signal and optical pulses," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 73-78 (2000).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. Inst. Elect. Eng.,—Optoelectron. (1)

G.-H. Duan, G. Pham, "Injection-locking properties of self pulsation in semiconductor lasers," Proc. Inst. Elect. Eng.,—Optoelectron. 144, 228-234 (1997).

Other (5)

G.-H. Duan, G. Pham, "A new model of self-pulsating semiconductor lasers," SPIE Symp. Optoelectronics'98, Photonics West (1998).

G. P. Agrawal, N. K. Dutta, Long Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1986).

T. Ohno, F. Nakajima, T. Furuta, H. Ito, "A 240-GHz active mode-locked laser diode for ultra-broadband fiber-radio transmission systems," Tech. Dig. Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2005) pp. 3.

M. Kroh, B. Huttl, S. Ferber, H.-G. Weber, "Low noise 400 fs pulse generation by monolithic semiconductor mode-locked laser and soliton pulse compression," Proc. Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2005. CLEO/Europe. 2005 (2005) pp. 125.

A. Shen, J.-G. Provost, F. Blache, H. Gariah, F. Mallécot, O. Le Gouezigou, A. Accard, F. Poingt, L. Le Gouezigou, F. Pommereau, B. Rousseau, F. Lelarge, G.-H. Duan, Tech. Dig. 33rd Eur. Conf. Exhibition on Optical Commun. (ECOC) (2007).

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