By Topic

Widely tunable 1.55-μm lasers for wavelength-division-multiplexed optical fiber communications

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Delorme, F. ; France Telecom, CNET, Bagneux, France

Widely tunable lasers are essential components for high-capacity wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) transmission and photonic switching systems. For these optical fiber communication systems, they offer several advantages to increase the capacity, the functionality, and the flexibility of WDM networks. Nevertheless, these widely tunable transmitters must satisfy several stringent requirements depending on the specific application for which they are intended. Using criteria defined to compare the performances of several widely tunable laser structures reported in the literature, we pointed out a structure which presents a good tradeoff between high performances and technological processing simplicity. We designed and realized this component, the sampled-grating distributed Bragg reflector laser. Its tuning mechanism and main characteristics are first discussed. A short review is then made to compare these results to those measured on different widely tunable structures, and to propose improvements needed for practical implementation of these lasers for WDM optical fiber communications

Published in:

Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 9 )