Integrated dual wavelength lasers for milimeter wave generation

A. Corradi, G. Carpintero, B.W. Tilma, P.J.A. Thijs, M.K. Smit, E.A.J.M. Bente

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Abstract

We have designed integrated dual-wavelength lasers in which an array waveguide grating is used as intra-cavity filter to allow lasing on two wavelengths within a common arm of the device. The devices have been designed with the purpose to exploit the beating of the two wavelengths on a photodiode in order to generate a 70GHz carrier wave. The use of a common SOA to amplify both wavelengths is promising for reducing the variations in frequency difference between the two operating laser modes. Both linear and ring configurations have been explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Annual symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 01-02 December 2011, Ghent, Belgium
EditorsP. Bienstman, G. Morthier, G. Roelkens, M. Verbist
Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
PublisherUniversiteit Gent
Pages17-20
ISBN (Print)978-90-85784-67-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2011, Ghent, Belgium - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 1 Dec 20112 Dec 2011
http://www.photonics-benelux.org/symp11/

Conference

Conference16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2011, Ghent, Belgium
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period1/12/112/12/11
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