Demonstration of C- and L-band external cavity wavelength tunable laser utilizing a wideband SOA with coupled quantum well active layer

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sudo, S.; Mizutani, K.; Okamoto, T.; Tsuruoka, K.; Sato, K.; Kudo, K. (Nano Electronics Research Labs, NEC Corporation, 2-9-1, Seiran, Otsu, Shiga, 520-0833, Japan)

We have developed a wideband SOA as gain chip of a C+L band tunable laser by introducing coupled QWs. Low threshold current deviation, over 13-dBm fiber coupled power, and high SMSR across a 77-nm tuning range were demonstrated.