Abstract

In this paper, we extend the system application of optical injection-locked (OIL) vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) to future optical networks by realizing multifunctional operation using a filter-assisted OIL-VCSEL scheme that can be reconfigured. By using a single chirp-adjustable injection-locked VCSEL (either single mode or multimode) followed by a tunable delay line interferometer, we experimentally demonstrate three functions, showing ultra-wide band (UWB) monocycle generation, nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) to pseudoreturn-to-zero (PRZ) data format conversion, and NRZ-data clock recovery at 10 Gb/s.

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2008

E. K. Lau, X. Zhao, H. Sung, D. Parekh, C. Chang-Hasnain, M. C. Wu, "Strong optical injection-locked semiconductor lasers demonstrating $> 100$-GHz resonance frequencies and 80-GHz intrinsic bandwidths," Opt. Exp. 16, 6609-6618 (2008).

D. Parekh, X. Zhao, W. Hofmann, M. C. Amann, L. A. Zenteno, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, "Greatly enhanced modulation response of injection-locked multimode VCSELs," Opt. Exp. 16, 21582-21586 (2008).

2007

J. P. Yao, F. Zeng, Q. Wang, "Photonic generation of ultra-wideband signals," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3219-3235 (2007).

2006

W. Hofmann, M. Gorblich, M. Ortsiefer, G. Bohm, M. C. Amann, "Long-wavelength monolithic VCSEL array with $> 3$ W CW output power," Electron. Lett. 42, 976 (2006).

R. Slavík, Y. Park, M. Kulishov, R. Morandotti, J. Azaña, "Ultra-fast all optical differentiators," Opt. Exp. 14, 10699-10707 (2006).

2005

A. H. Gnauck, P. J. Winzer, "Optical phase-shift-keyed transmission," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 115-130 (2005).

2004

C. Carlsson, A. Larsson, A. Alping, "RF transmission over multimode fibers using VCSELs-comparing standard and high-bandwidth multimode fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1694-1700 (2004).

1993

A. D. Ellis, K. Smith, D. M. Patrick, "All optical clock recovery at bit rates up to 40 Gbit/s," Electron. Lett. 29, 1323-1324 (1993).

Electron. Lett.

A. D. Ellis, K. Smith, D. M. Patrick, "All optical clock recovery at bit rates up to 40 Gbit/s," Electron. Lett. 29, 1323-1324 (1993).

W. Hofmann, M. Gorblich, M. Ortsiefer, G. Bohm, M. C. Amann, "Long-wavelength monolithic VCSEL array with $> 3$ W CW output power," Electron. Lett. 42, 976 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol.

A. H. Gnauck, P. J. Winzer, "Optical phase-shift-keyed transmission," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 115-130 (2005).

J. P. Yao, F. Zeng, Q. Wang, "Photonic generation of ultra-wideband signals," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3219-3235 (2007).

C. Carlsson, A. Larsson, A. Alping, "RF transmission over multimode fibers using VCSELs-comparing standard and high-bandwidth multimode fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1694-1700 (2004).

Opt. Exp.

R. Slavík, Y. Park, M. Kulishov, R. Morandotti, J. Azaña, "Ultra-fast all optical differentiators," Opt. Exp. 14, 10699-10707 (2006).

D. Parekh, X. Zhao, W. Hofmann, M. C. Amann, L. A. Zenteno, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, "Greatly enhanced modulation response of injection-locked multimode VCSELs," Opt. Exp. 16, 21582-21586 (2008).

E. K. Lau, X. Zhao, H. Sung, D. Parekh, C. Chang-Hasnain, M. C. Wu, "Strong optical injection-locked semiconductor lasers demonstrating $> 100$-GHz resonance frequencies and 80-GHz intrinsic bandwidths," Opt. Exp. 16, 6609-6618 (2008).

Other

B. Zhang, X. Zhao, L. Christen, D. Parekh, W. Hofmann, M. C. Wu, M. C. Amann, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, A. E. Willner, "Adjustable chirp injection-locked 1.55-$\mu$m VCSELs for enhanced chromatic dispersion compensation at 10-Gbit/s," Proc. Conf. Optical Fiber Communications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008) (2008).

X. Zhao, B. Zhang, L. Christen, D. Parekh, F. Koyama, W. Hofmann, M. C. Amann, A. E. Willner, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, "Data inversion and adjustable chirp in 10-Gbps directly-modulated injection-locked 1.55-$\mu$m VCSELs," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008) .

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