Dynamic Analysis of Radiation and Side-Mode Suppression in a Second-Order DFB Laser Using Time-Domain Large-Signal Traveling Wave Model

L. M. Zhang, Siu Fung Yu, M. C. Nowell, D. D. Marcenac, J. E. Carroll, R. G.S. Plumb

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In this paper, we have developed a relatively simple algorithm to calculate the large-signal dynamic response of DFB lasers by solving the time-dependent coupled wave equations directly in the time domain. The spontaneous emission noise, longitudinal variations of carrier (hole burning) and photon densities as well as that of the refractive index are taken into consideration. To demonstrate the power of this straightforward algorithm, the model Shows how the side-mode suppression ratio in devices with high KL and a λ/4 phase shift is significantly attected by the radiation in the second-order DFB laser. The time-dependent radiation pattern in grating-coupled surface-emitting lasers is also calculated for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1395
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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