Broadly Tunable Self-Injection Locked InAs/InP Quantum-dash Laser Based Fiber / FSO / Hybrid Fiber-FSO Communication at 1610 nm
AuthorsShemis, Mohamed Adel
Alkhazraji, Emad A.
Ragheb, Amr Mohamed
Khan, Muhammad Talal Ali
Esmail, Maged Abdullah
Fathallah, Habib Ali
Khan, Mohammed Zahed Mustafa
KAUST Grant NumberKAUST004
Online Publication Date2018-02-26
Print Publication Date2018-04
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AbstractWe report a self-injection locked InAs/InP quantum-dash tunable laser with ~11 nm (1602-1613 nm) tuning window for next generation multiuser ultra-high capacity fiber/free-space optics (FSO)/hybrid fiber-FSO based optical networks. A tunability of >18 independently locked sub-carriers with ~28 dB side mode suppression ratio (SMSR) and stable (± 0.1 dBm) mode power is exhibited, and an estimated small injection ratio of ~-22 dBm is found to sustain locking and SMSR. Error free transmission of 100 Gb/s and 128 Gb/s externally modulated dual-polarization quadrature phase shift keying (DP-QPSK) signals over 20 km single mode fiber (SMF) and 16 m indoor FSO links, are demonstrated across 8 and 4 individual sub-carriers, respectively, thus covering the entire tuning range. Moreover, up to 168 (192) Gb/s successful transmission over 10 km SMF (BTB) and 176 Gb/s over 16 m FSO link, is achieved on ~1610 nm sub-carrier. Finally, a 128 Gb/s DP-QPSK transmission over 11 km SMF -8 m FSO -11 km SMF hybrid system is accomplished, thus paving the potential deployment of this single-chip, cost-effective and energy efficient tunable light source in multi-terabits/s next-generation passive optical networks (NG-PONs).
CitationShemis MA, Alkhazraji E, Ragheb AM, Khan MTA, Esmail M, et al. (2018) Broadly Tunable Self-injection Locked InAs/InP Quantum-dash Laser Based Fiber/FSO/Hybrid Fiber-FSO Communication at 1610 nm. IEEE Photonics Journal 10: 1–10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/jphot.2018.2809566.
SponsorsThis work was supported, in part by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals through KAUST004 grant, in part by King Saud University for funding through research group no. RG- 1438-092, and in part by KACST-TIC in SSL via EE2381 grant . MZMK gratefully acknowledges Prof. B. S. Ooi and Dr. T. K. Ng from KAUST, as well as Prof. P. Bhattacharya and Dr. C-S. Lee from University of Michigan.
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal