DFB Lasers with Tilted Waveguide for Multi-Wavelength Generation
In this paper, we present the theoretical investigation of index-coupled distributed feedback (DFB) laser with tilted single mode ridge waveguides. By tilting part of the ridge waveguide in various degrees, DFB laser with manifold effective grating periods can be realized. The structure is analyzed using couple mode theory in matrix form based on threshold analysis. Important parameters of DFB laser like resonant frequency and threshold gains are obtained by solving the eigen-equation. The results indicate not only that the lasing frequency is modulated by the waveguide titling angle, but also large Gain Margin (GM) can be achieved at the threshold condition which enhance the stable single mode operation in index-coupled DFB laser.
S. J. CHUA, J. H. TENG, O. WADA, R. DE LA RUE and X. H. TANG
L. F. Chong et al., "DFB Lasers with Tilted Waveguide for Multi-Wavelength Generation", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 31, pp. 36-38, 2008