Strong Self-Pulsations in a Multi-Electrode Distributed Feedback Laser Integrated With an Electro-Absorption Modulator

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 235)


Strong self-pulsation in GHz range in a dual-electrode distributed feedback (DFB) laser with an electro-absorption modulator is presented. The result shows the potential of a single on-chip device with an optical source and modulator in microwave photonics application such as microwave/millimeter wave generation, optoelectronic oscillator and optical signal processing.


Distributed feedback laser Electro-absorption modulator Microwave photonics 



This work was supported in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) under the Basic Science Research Program (No. 2011-0009493) and in part by Advanced Technology Center (ATC) program, which is funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (No. 10032734).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringHongik UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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