Optimizing the external optical cavity parameters for performance improvement of a fiber grating fabry-perot laser

Hisham, H.K. and Abas, A.F. and Mahdiraji, G.A. and Mahdi, M.A. and Adikan, Faisal Rafiq Mahamd (2015) Optimizing the external optical cavity parameters for performance improvement of a fiber grating fabry-perot laser. Optical Review, 22 (2). pp. 278-288. ISSN 1340-6000

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The effects of the external optical cavity parameters (external optical cavity length (L-ext), amplitude coupling (C-o) and anti-reflection coating (ARC) reflectivity coefficients) on the noise and modulation spectra of a fiber grating Fabry-Perot laser are numerically analyzed for designing a laser that operates in strong feedback regime (Regime V). Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is used as a wavelength selective element to control the properties of the laser output by controlling the external optical feedback (OFB) level. The study is performed by modifying a set of rate equations that are solved by considering the effects of external OFB and ambient temperature (T) variations. We proposed a model to calculate the temperature dependence (TD) of laser characteristics according to the TD of laser parameters. An accurate analytical expression for the TD of threshold carrier density (N-th,N- fe) has been derived. The TD of N-th,N- fe was calculated according to the TD of laser cavity parameters instead of using well-known empirical Pankove relationship via the use of characteristics temperature (T-o) and current (I-o). Results show that the optimum external fiber length (L-ext) is 3.1 cm. Also, it is shown that ARC with reflectivity value of 1 x 10(-2) is sufficient for the laser to operate at low noise, good modulation response, and low fabrication complexity.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: External cavity semiconductor lasers, external optical feedback, fiber bragg grating, wdm access network, semiconductor-laser, output characteristics, single-mode, dfb laser, feedback, modulation, noise, linewidth, module,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 01:54
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/15686

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