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Highly reliable and high-yield 1300-nm InGaAlAs directly modulated ridge fabry-Perot lasers, operating at 10-gb/s, up to 110°C, with constant current swing

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21 Author(s)
R. Paoletti ; TTC-Agilent Technol., Turin, Italy ; M. Agresti ; D. Bertone ; L. Bianco
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Transceivers for 300-m multimode links, based on a serial 10-Gb/s laser source and incorporating a receiver based on electronic dispersion compensation (EDC), are creating the first high-volume application for a 10-Gb Fabry-Perot (FP). A highly reliable and high-yield uncooled ridge FP laser is presented. The device shows excellent power characteristics in the 25÷150°C temperature range with very high T0 (95 K in the temperature range 0÷85°C and still 78 K at 150°C). Outstanding dynamic performances are also shown: 6 dB of extinction ratio can be achieved up to 110°C by using a constant current swing of 50 mA. Because of their enhanced performances, these devices have enabled single temperature setting of the optical module, leading to a significant test cost reduction.

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Journal of Lightwave Technology  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 1 )