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Handbook of Distributed Feedback Laser Diodes : Optoelectronics Library S. - Geert Morthier

Handbook of Distributed Feedback Laser Diodes

Optoelectronics Library S.

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Examining distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes, this title covers the underlying theory, commercial applications, necessary design criteria and future direction of this technology. The authors offer a description of the various effects that determine DFB laser diode behaviour, and also present modelling approaches, describe DFB laser performance aspects, lay out critical guidelines for DFB laser devices and their use in emerging, high-capacity optical transmission systems.

Introduction to Fabry-Perot and DFB Laser Diodes: Historical Background
Laser Diode Device Structure
Operation of the Laser Diode
Essential Laser Diode Characteristics
Use of Laser Diodes in Optical Communication Systems
Dynamic Single Mode (DSM) Laser Diodes
Organization of this Book
Rate Equation Theory of Laser Diodes: Carrier Density Rate Equation
Photon Density Rate Equation
Phase Equations
Introducing Noise in the Rate Equations
Optical Gain and Absorption
Some Well-Known Solutions of the Rate Equations
The Influence of External Reflections
Coupled Mode Theory of DFB Laser Diodes: The Physical Processes Inside a Laser Diode
The Need for Simplification
Assumptions About the Modeled Laser Structure
Optical Wave Propagation
Discussion of the Coupled Mode Wave Equations
The Electrical Transport Problem
The Standing Wave Effect in Gain Coupled Lasers
The Boundary Conditions
Applying the Coupled Mode Theory: Treshold Solutions for Simple DFB Lasers
Numerical Solutions of the Coupled Mode Model
The Narrowband Approach for Solving the Coupled Mode Model
The Broadband Approach for Solving the Coupled Mode Model
Derivation of the Rate Equations
Longitudinal Spatial Hole Burning
Coupling Coefficients for DFB Lasers
A Closer Look at the Carrier Injection: Heterojunctions and Semi-Insulating Materials
Carrier Leakage Over Heterobarriers
Carrier Injection in Gain-Guided and Weakly Index-Guided Lasers
Lateral Current Leakage in Index-Guided Structures
Parasitic Elements
Microwave Effects
Circuit Modeling of Leakage and Parasitics
The Spectrum of DFB Laser Diodes: Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE)
Side Mode Rejection and Yield of DFB Lasers
Degradation of the SMSR by Spatial Hole Burning
The Wavelength Tunability of DFB Lasers
Measurement of the ASE Spectrum in DFB Lasers
Extraction of Device Parameters from the Spectrum
The IM and FM Behavior of DFB Laser Diodes: Measuring the IM Response of Laser Diodes
Measuring the FM Response of Laser Diodes
The IM Response
The FM Response
Lateral Spatial Hole Burning
Dynamics of Quantum Well Lasers
Designing High Speed DFB Lasers
Harmonic and Intermodulation Distortion in DFB Laser Diodes: Measuring the Harmonic Distortion
Influence of the Relaxation Oscillations
Influence of Gain Suppression
Influence of the Spatial Hole Burning
Influence of Leakage Currents
Dips in the Bias and Frequency Dependence of the Distortion
Relation with CSO and CTB
Designing Highly Linear DFB Lasers
Noise Characteristics of DFB Laser Diodes: Measuring Noise Characteristics
FM Noise in DFB Lasers
Linewidth of DFB Lasers
Causes of Linewidth Rebroadening in DFB Lasers
Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) of DFB Lasers
Designing Highly Coherent DFB Lasers
Fabrication and Packaging of DFB Laser Diodes: Laser Diode Fabrication Techniques
Grating Fabrication Techniques
Packaging of DFB Laser Diodes
Epilogue: Trends in Optical Transmission and the Impact on DFB Lasers
Future Directions in Design and Manufacturing of DFB Lasers
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ISBN: 9780890066072
ISBN-10: 0890066078
Series: Optoelectronics Library S.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 31st March 1997
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.65