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Low error rate return-to-zero direct modulation of gain-switched lasers

Cahill, M.J.L., Pendock, G.J. and Sampson, David (1996) Low error rate return-to-zero direct modulation of gain-switched lasers Optical and Quantum Electronics, 28 (9). pp. 1181-1185.

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A simple scheme for data transmission by direct modulation of a gain-switched semiconductor laser is demonstrated. Experimental results are presented that show low error rate and low pattern dependence. The sensitivity of the error rate to changes in drive conditions is also measured. Comparison of our direct modulation scheme with external modulation of the same gain-switched laser shows nearly penalty-free operation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Authors :
Cahill, M.J.L.
Pendock, G.J.
Date : 1996
DOI : 10.1007/BF00347648
Uncontrolled Keywords : Bit error rate measurement, Gain switched semiconductor laser, Modulation current waveform, Pseudorandom bit sequence, Bit error rate, Data communication systems, Light modulation, Optical variables measurement, Sensitivity analysis, Signal theory, Semiconductor lasers
Depositing User : Maria Rodriguez-Marquez
Date Deposited : 12 Jun 2018 10:40
Last Modified : 19 Sep 2018 11:33

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