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Spectral Linewidth Reduction in Widely Wavelength Tunable DFB Laser Array

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3 Author(s)
Ishii, H. ; Photonics Labs., Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Atsugi ; Kasaya, K. ; Oohashi, H.

We have developed an L-band tunable distributed feedback laser array (TLA) with a new design to reduce the spectral linewidth. A wide wavelength tuning range of ~ 40 nm is obtained with a high fiber output power of 20 mW and a high side-mode suppression ratio of >50 dB in the TLA module. A narrow linewidth of less than 580 kHz is achieved over the entire tuning range. Furthermore, we investigated the causes of linewidth variation. We found that a TLA with a longer cavity is more tolerant to external feedback, which reduces the variation in linewidth.

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )