Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical model of a wavelength-locking loop for stabilization of the output wavelength in multisection tunable lasers for their application in future dynamic optical burst-switched networks. The linearized theoretical model was used to derive expressions for the optimal PID coefficients of a control circuit for etalon-based wavelength-locking control loop as a function of the key loop parameters. The validity of the model was then experimentally verified by measurements of locking performance of a digital supermode-distributed Bragg reflector tunable laser based on the proposed model.

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2006 (1)

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, X. Hong, T. Strand, "Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 565-567 (2006).

2005 (1)

G. Mulvihill, R. O'Dowd, "Thermal transient measurement, modeling and compensation of a widely tunable laser for and optically swtched network," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 4101-4109 (2005).

2004 (1)

P. Bayvel, M. Dueser, "Optical burst switching: Research and applications," OSA Trends Opt. Photon. Ser. 95B, 621-624 (2004).

1996 (1)

P.-J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, L. Backbom, B. Stalnacke, E. Berglind, J.-P. Weber, B. Stoltz, "Quasi-continuous tuning range from 1560 to 1520 nm in a gcsr laser, with high power and low tuning currents," Electron.Lett. 32(25), pp. 2352-2354 (1996).

1993 (2)

V. Jayaraman, Z.-M. Chuang, L. A. Coldren, "Theory, design and performance of extended tuning range semiconductor lasers with sampled gratings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29(6), pp. 1824-1834 (1993).

Y. Tohmori, Y. Yoshikuni, T. Tamamura, H. Ishii, Y. Kondo, M. Yamamoto, "Broad-range wavelength tuning in dbr lasers with super structure grating (ssg)," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(2), pp. 126-129 (1993).

Electron.Lett. (1)

P.-J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, L. Backbom, B. Stalnacke, E. Berglind, J.-P. Weber, B. Stoltz, "Quasi-continuous tuning range from 1560 to 1520 nm in a gcsr laser, with high power and low tuning currents," Electron.Lett. 32(25), pp. 2352-2354 (1996).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. Jayaraman, Z.-M. Chuang, L. A. Coldren, "Theory, design and performance of extended tuning range semiconductor lasers with sampled gratings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29(6), pp. 1824-1834 (1993).

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

L. Ponnampalam, N. Whitbread, R. Barlow, G. Busico, A. Ward, J. Duck, D. Robbins, "Dynamically controlled channel-to-channel switching in a full-band DS-DBR laser," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 42, 541-543 (Mar. 2006).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

Y. Tohmori, Y. Yoshikuni, T. Tamamura, H. Ishii, Y. Kondo, M. Yamamoto, "Broad-range wavelength tuning in dbr lasers with super structure grating (ssg)," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(2), pp. 126-129 (1993).

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, X. Hong, T. Strand, "Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 565-567 (2006).

IEEE Photon.Technol. Lett. (1)

J. Simsarian, L. Zhang, "Wavelength locking a fast-switching tunable laser," IEEE Photon.Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1745-1747 (2004.) http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2004.828842 Available:.

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

J. Buus, E. Murphy, "Tunable lasers in optical networks," J. Lightw. Technol. 24(1), pp. 5-11 (2006.) http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2005.859839 Available:.

G. Mulvihill, R. O'Dowd, "Thermal transient measurement, modeling and compensation of a widely tunable laser for and optically swtched network," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 4101-4109 (2005).

OSA Trends Opt. Photon. Ser. (1)

P. Bayvel, M. Dueser, "Optical burst switching: Research and applications," OSA Trends Opt. Photon. Ser. 95B, 621-624 (2004).

Other (5)

R. Ramaswami, K. Sivarajan, Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective (Morgan Kaufmann, 2001).

B. Puttnam, M. Dueser, P. Bayvel, "Experimental investigation of the signal degradation in wdm transmission through coherent crosstalk caused by a fast tunable SG-DBR laser," Proc. Conf. Optical Fiber Commun. (2005).

B. Puttnam, A. Bianciotto, B. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, R. Gaudino, M. Dueser, G. Busico, L. Ponnampalam, D. Robbins, N. Whitbread, "Burst mode operation of a DS-DBR widely tunable laser for wavelength agile system applications," Proc. Conf. Opt. Fiber Commun. (2006).

D. J. Robbins, D. Reid, A. Ward, N. Whitbread, P. Williams, G. Busico, A. Carter, A. Wood, N. Carr, J. Asplin, M. Kearley, W. Hunt, D. Brambley, J. Rawsthorne, "A novel broadband dbr laser for dwdm networks with simplified quasi-digital wavelength selection," Proc. Conf. Opt. Fiber Commun. Tech. Dig. (2002) pp. 541-543.

W. Brogan, Modern Control Theory (Prentice Hall, 1991).

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