High Data Rate Modulation of High Power 1060-nm DBR Tapered Lasers With Separate Contacts

P. Adamiec1, A. Consoli1, J.M.G. Tijero1, S. Aguilera1, I. Esquivias1, S. Schwertfeger2, A. Klehr2, H. Wenzel2, B. Sumpf2, and G. Erbert2

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IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett., vol. 25, no. 22, pp. 2171-2173 (2013).

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Direct optical modulation at 2.5 Gb/s with amplitude of more than 0.5 W has been demonstrated in single longitudinal mode distributed Bragg reflector tapered lasers emitting at 1060 nm with separated injection of the ridge waveguide and tapered sections. The modulating signal of ∼110 mA peak to peak was applied to the ridge waveguide section, yielding a high modulation efficiency of ∼5 W/A. The large-signal frequency response of the experimental set-up was limited by the bandwidth of the electrical amplifier rather than by the internal dynamics of the laser, indicating that higher bit rates could be achieved with improved driving electronics.

1 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ETSI Telecomunicación-CEMDATIC, Madrid 28040, Spain
2 Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Straße 4, D-12489 Berlin, Germany

Index Terms:

High brightness semiconductor lasers, direct modulation, multi-contact lasers.