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15 Gb/s index-coupled distributed-feedback lasers based on 1.3 μm InGaAs quantum dots

Stubenrauch, Mirko; Stracke, Gernot; Arsenijević, Dejan; Strittmatter, André; Bimberg, Dieter

The static properties and large-signal modulation capabilities of directly modulated p-doped quantum-dot distributed-feedback lasers are presented. Based on pure index gratings the devices exhibit a side-mode-suppression ratio of 58 dB and optical output powers up to 34 mW. Assisted by a broad gain spectrum, which is typical for quantum-dot material, emission wavelengths from 1290 nm to 1310 nm are covered by the transversal and longitudinal single-mode lasers fabricated from the same single wafer. Thus, these lasers are ideal devices for on-chip wavelength division multiplexing within the original-band according to the IEEE802.3ba standard. 10 Gb/s data transmission across 30 km of single mode fiber is demonstrated. The maximum error-free data rate is found to be 15 Gb/s.
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, 10.1063/1.4887063, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 011103 (2014) and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4887063.