Skip to Main Content
An optical FM receiver based on a monoelectrode Fabry-Perot laser, with one antireflection coated facet is reported. The device, biased far above threshold, acts as an FSK discriminator/photodetector. An FSK transmission system, up to 1.5 Gbit/s with -30 dBm sensitivities for 10-9 BER, has been demonstrated using this laser. The speed is limited by the transmitter FM response and not by the receiver response.