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Injection-locked range and linewidth measurements at different seed-laser linewidths using a Fabry–Pérot laser-diode

  • Jakup Ratkoceri
  • Bostjan Batagelj
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Abstract

In this paper we experimentally examine the dependence of the injection-locked range magnitude of a Fabry–Pérot (FP) laser on the linewidth of a seed laser. We measure the enhancement of the incident-power-dependent injection-locked range when changing the seed-light linewidth in three different ranges, starting with tens of GHz, then hundreds of MHz, and up to a few hundred kHz. We notice the progressive shrinkage of the locking range with an increase in the linewidth of the seed source. Simultaneously, the linewidth of a FP laser was measured and the cancellation of multiple longitudinal operating modes as well as a great reduction of linewidth are observed with a self-homodyne measurement.

Keywords

Fabry–Pérot laser diode Semiconductor laser Injection locking Locking range Linewidth reduction 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Slovenian Research Agency (Research Core Funding No. P2-0246 “Algorithms and optimization procedures in telecommunications”).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiation and Optics Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.IPKO TelecommunicationPristinaRepublic of Kosovo

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