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 Home  List of Issues    Issue 01 , Vol. 15 , 2017    10.3788/COL201715.010005

DFB laser arrays based on the REC technique and their applications in radio-over-fiber systems (Invited Paper)
Yunshan Zhang1, Yu Liu2, Jun Lu1, Yuechun Shi1, Wei Chen2, Jilin Zheng1, Xiangfei Chen1, Jianguo Liu2, and Ninghua Zhu2
1 National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Microwave-Photonics Technology Laboratory, [Nanjing University], Nanjing 21 0093, China
2 State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, [Institute of Semiconductors], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(01): pp.010005

Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.2010  050.2770  

We review the recent work of distributed-feedback (DFB) multi-wavelength semiconductor laser arrays (MWLAs) based on the reconstruction equivalent chirp (REC) technique. The experimental results show that the proposed MWLA has very high wavelength precision (<±0.1 nm), while the fabrication cost is low. Only one step of holographic exposure and another step of photolithography are required for grating fabrication. The packaging technique for a high-bandwidth analog DFB laser and laser array was developed. A directly modulated MWLA transmitter module was achieved. In addition, an improved MWLA with an integrated reflector was proposed and successfully applied in a radio-over-fiber system.

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Get Citation: Yunshan Zhang, Yu Liu, Jun Lu, Yuechun Shi, Wei Chen, Jilin Zheng, Xiangfei Chen, Jianguo Liu, and Ninghua Zhu, "DFB laser arrays based on the REC technique and their applications in radio-over-fiber systems (Invited Paper)," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(01), 010005(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth) (Nos. 61306068 and 61504058) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61435014),


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