Wavelength monitoring with semiconductor laser amplifiers

Hurtado Villavieja, Antonio and González Marcos, Ana and Martín Pereda, José Antonio (2004). Wavelength monitoring with semiconductor laser amplifiers. In: "Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors", 09/06/2004, Santander, España.

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Title: Wavelength monitoring with semiconductor laser amplifiers
Author/s:
  • Hurtado Villavieja, Antonio
  • González Marcos, Ana
  • Martín Pereda, José Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Event Dates: 09/06/2004
Event Location: Santander, España
Title of Book: Proceedings of SPIE
Date: June 2004
Volume: 5502
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Amplifiers ; Semiconductor lasers ; Optical communications ; Bistability ; Dense wavelength division multiplexing ; Diodes ; Laser amplifiers ; Lasers ; Networks ; Optical sensing
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The semiconductor laser diodes that are typically used in applications of optical communications, when working as amplifiers, present under certain conditions optical bistability, which is characterized by abruptly switching between two different output states and an associated hysteresis cycle. This bistable behavior is strongly dependent on the frequency detuning between the frequency of the external optical signal that is injected into the semiconductor laser amplifier and its own emission frequency. This means that small changes in the wavelength of an optical signal applied to a laser amplifier causes relevant changes in the characteristics of its transfer function in terms of the power requirements to achieve bistability and the width of the hysteresis. This strong dependence in the working characteristics of semiconductor laser amplifiers on frequency detuning suggest the use of this kind of devices in optical sensing applications for optical communications, such as the detection of shifts in the emission wavelength of a laser, or detect possible interference between adjacent channels in DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) optical communication networks

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Item ID: 23396
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/23396/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:23396
Official URL: http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=848611
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Telecomunicación
Deposited on: 07 Apr 2014 06:23
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 23:01
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