Thermal reliability of an uncooled Fabry-Perot laser diode (F-PLD) wavelength-locked to spectrum-sliced amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) as a source for wavelength division multiplexed-passive optical networks (WDM-PONs) is presented. An F-PLD with narrow mode spacing and asymmetric facet reflectivity relieved temperature dependency of transmission and power requirement of ASE injection. The chip temperature range of error-free transmission at 155 Mbit/s extended over 70°C with -22 dBm ASE injection.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering