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Potential chirpless DFB laser for InGaAs/InGaAsP compressive-strained quantum wells using modulation doping

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5 Author(s)
T. Yamanaka ; NTT Opto-electron. Lab., Kanagawa, Japan ; Y. Yoshikuni ; W. Lui ; K. Yokoyama
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The effects of detuning on the linewidth enhancement factor alpha are theoretically investigated for InGaAs/InGaAsP compressive-strained QW lasers. The relationship among the material gain, the Kramers-Kronig transformed differential gain, and the linewidth enhancement factor is calculated taking into account the effect of compressive strain on the valence subband structure and of p-type modulation doping. It is shown that compressive strain and/or p-type doping significantly reduces the alpha factor. It is also demonstrated that chirpless operation wherein alpha =0 can be achieved in a modulation-doped compressive-strained structure by using detuning.<>

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 12 )