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Long wavelength VCSEL-by-VCSEL optical injection-Locking

Hayat, Ahmad and Bacou, Alexandre and Rissons, Angélique and Mollier, Jean-Claude and Iakovlev, Vladimir and Sirbu, Alexei and Kapon, Eli Long wavelength VCSEL-by-VCSEL optical injection-Locking. (2009) Microwave Theory and Technics Transaction , 57 (7). 1850-1858. ISSN 0018-9480

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2009.2022809


VCSEL-by-VCSEL optical injection-locking to obtain high cut-off frequencies of 1.3 μm Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) is demonstrated. A detailed physical explanation of the underlying mechanism is presented. VCSELs from the same wafer have been used in a master-follower configuration. Two probe stations are used in this experiment to power-up two VCSELs simultaneously. Polarization insensibility of the injection-locking is demonstrated and a novel architecture is proposed to achieve cut-off frequency doubling. For the first time a high cut-off frequency is achieved through optically injection-locking the satellite mode of a long wavelength VCSEL. Injection-locking spectra with variable injection-powers and variable detuning values have been obtained and methods have been proposed to obtain high cut-off and/or resonance frequencies. A rate-equation based model is presented. Simulations have been carried out using this model. Finally, a linear increases in the follower VCSEL cut-off frequency with increasing injected-power is demonstrated by using a semiconductor optical amplifier.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The original PDF can be found on the IEEE website: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=04688570
Audience (journal):International journal (no peer-reviewed)
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL (SWITZERLAND)
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Deposited On:27 Mar 2009 15:28

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