Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

IEEE Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

5937

Comments

This article was originally published as: Aljada, M. , Alameh, K. , & Lee, Y. T. (2008). A Tunable Multiwavelength Laser Employing a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier and an Opto-VLSI Processor. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 20(10), 815-817. Original article available here

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Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a stable tunable multiwavelength laser employing a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) in conjunction with an opto-very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) processor. By uploading digital phase holograms onto the opto-VLSI processor, the amplified spontaneous emission of the SOA is arbitrarily sliced and injected back into the SOA to generate multiple lasing wavelengths with a linewidth of 0.5 nm. Experimental results demonstrate a tunable multiwavelength laser with a tuning range from 1528 to 1533 nm with power fluctuations of less than 0.5 dB.

DOI

10.1109/LPT.2008.921823

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10.1109/LPT.2008.921823