Synchronized mode-locked semiconductor lasers and applications in coherent communications
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Lightwave Technol.
coherent communications; injection locked oscillators; mode-locked; lasers; optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA); semiconductor; lasers; synchronization; DIVISION MULTIPLE-ACCESS; INJECTION-LOCKING; SUPPRESSION; SPECTRUM; SYSTEMS; NOISE; CDMA; COMB; GHZ; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Telecommunications
The general features and characteristics of two different external-cavity mode-locked semiconductor lasers (MSLs) were studied. Coherent optical frequency combs and short pulses from the MSLs were used to develop a synchronized MSL system. Exploiting the synchronized MSLs as a phase-locked transmitter and a local oscillator, various heterodyne and homodyne coherent detection techniques were experimentally demonstrated. The experimental results have shown that the phase-coherent optical frequency combs and short pulses from the synchronized MSLs are very promising optical sources for many future coherent photonic systems, especially for spectrally phase-encoded optical code-division multiple access (SPE-OCDMA).
Journal of Lightwave Technology
"Synchronized mode-locked semiconductor lasers and applications in coherent communications" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 594.