Handbook of Distributed Feedback Laser Diodes, Second Edition

Handbook of Distributed Feedback Laser Diodes, Second Edition

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Since the first edition of this book was published in 1997, the photonics landscape has evolved considerably and so has the role of distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes. Although tunable laser diodes continue to be introduced in advanced optical communication systems, DFB laser diodes are still widely applied in many deployed systems. This also includes wavelength tunable DFB laser diodes and DFB laser diode arrays, usually integrated with intensity or phase modulators and semiconductor optical amplifiers. This valuable resource gives professionals a comprehensive description of the different effects that determine the behavior of a DFB laser diode. Special attention is given to two new chapters on wavelength tunable DFB laser diodes and bistable and unstable DFB laser diodes. Among many other updates throughout the reference, semi-conductor and electromagnetic professionals are also provided two new appendices. This book fully covers the underlying theory, commercial applications, necessary design criteria, and future direction of this technology.Such a circuit analysis will generally also allow one to identify the components that limit the dynamic performance or cause large ... discussed in the following chapters, but an optimization of the electronic behavior could make use of some of the guidelines given in this chapter. ... On the other hand, it must also be recognized that many properties of laser diodes can be understood using a far more simpleanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Distributed Feedback Laser Diodes, Second Edition
Author:Geert Morthier, Patrick Vankwikelberge
Publisher:Artech House - 2013-09-01


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