Pattern dependence in high-speed Q-modulated distributed feedback laser.

Optics express

PubMedID: 25969279

Zhu H, Xia Y, He JJ. Pattern dependence in high-speed Q-modulated distributed feedback laser. Opt Express. 2015;23(9):11887-97.
We investigate the pattern dependence in high speed Q-modulated distributed feedback laser based on its complete physical structure and material properties. The structure parameters of the gain section as well as the modulation and phase sections are all taken into account in the simulations based on an integrated traveling wave model. Using this model, we show that an example Q-modulated DFB laser can achieve an extinction ratio of 6. 8dB with a jitter of 4. 7ps and a peak intensity fluctuation of less than 15% for 40Gbps RZ modulation signal. The simulation method is proved very useful for the complex laser structure design and high speed performance optimization, as well as for providing physical insight of the operation mechanism.