Characteristics of 10-Gb/s Electroabsorption Modulator Integrated Distributed Feedback Lasers for Long-Haul Optical Transmission Systems

Yonggyoo Kim, Sung Kee Kim, Jae Hoon Lee, Yonghoon Kim, Jungho Kang, Woosuk Choi, Jichai Jeong

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In this study, we review the characteristics of 10-Gb/s electroabsorption modulator integrated (EAMI) distributed feedback (DFB) lasers for long-haul optical transmission systems. The recent progress and issue of extinction ratio, chirp, and frequency response are described, which are important parameters to improve transmission performance. Except for the extinction ratio, frequency response and chirp characteristics are discussed further. The frequency response of packaged EAMI-DFB lasers has been improved using the novel impedance matching technique. The large signal chirp characteristics are calculated with varying bias voltage, facet reflectance, grating phase, and a coupling coefficient (κL) to predict the measured chirp characteristics. Finally, transmission performance (BER, eye margin, and eye opening penalty) is measured and estimated using the calculated chirp characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-100
Number of pages17
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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