Tunable Violet Laser Diode System for Optical Wireless Communication
Ng, Tien Khee
Ooi, Boon S.
Khan, Mohammed Zahed Mustafa
KAUST DepartmentPhotonics Laboratory
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Online Publication Date2020-03-26
Print Publication Date2020-05-01
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/662342
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AbstractWe report a tunable self-injection locked violet laser diode external cavity system exhibiting a continuous wavelength tunability of 5.15 nm (400.28 - 405.43 nm) with mean side-mode-suppression-ratio (SMSR) and linewidth of ~23 dB and ~190 pm, respectively. The effects of injection current and temperature indicate a robust system besides being cost-effective and straightforward. Moreover, a successful indoor on-off keying transmission at two different locked modes on a 0.4 m free space channel showed ~10 times improvement in the bit-error-rate (BER) with value ~8×10-4 at 2 Gb/s, and better performance on 0.8 m channel length at 1.75 Gb/s compared to the free-running laser case. Our work is a potential step towards the realization of future high data capacity narrow-wavelength-spaced multiplexed optical wireless communication system wherein continuously tunable laser sources are expected to play a crucial role as transmitters.
CitationMukhtar, S., Xiaobin, S., Ashry, I., Ng, T. K., Ooi, B. S., & Khan, M. Z. M. (2020). Tunable Violet Laser Diode System for Optical Wireless Communication. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 1–1. doi:10.1109/lpt.2020.2983548
SponsorsAuthors at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) acknowledge the support received from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia, through grant no. EE2381 that is sub-awarded from the main grant no. KACST TIC R2-FP-008. Authors from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), acknowledge the funding (grant nos. BAS/1/1614- 01-01, KCR/1/2081-01-01, and GEN/1/6607-01-01); and KAUST-KFUPM Special Initiative (KKI) Program (REP/1/2878-01-01).