Wide Temperature Operation of 40-Gb/s 1550-nm Electroabsorption Modulated Lasers

Roberto Macaluso, Thomas Wenger, Thomas Wenger, Brem Kuma Saravanan, Martin Peschke, Roberto Macaluso, Christian Hanke, Philipp Gerlach

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Electroabsorption modulated lasers (EMLs) exploiting the quantum confined Stark effect need thermoelectric coolers to achieve stable output power levels and dynamic extinctionratios. Temperature-independent operation is reported between 20 C and 70 C for InGaAlAs–InP-based monolithically integrated 1550-nm EMLs exploiting a shared active area at 40 Gb/s by actively controlling the electroabsorption modulator bias voltage. Dynamic extinction ratios of at least 8 dB and fiber-coupled mean modulated optical power of at least 0.85 mWare obtained over the mentioned temperature range.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-864
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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