Fabry Perot (FP) and Distributed Feedback (DFB) laser diode rate equations were augmented to model optical back-reflections. The proposed laser model was implemented and used in simulations to determine the effect of reflected optical power on the performance of directly modulated FP and DFB laser diodes for modulation frequencies spanning near-DC to 10 GHz. The relationship between optical feedback and the laser threshold current and the laser linearity are examined and presented with supporting measurements.

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Keywords Laser modeling, Laser simulation, Optical back-reflection, Rate equations, Semiconductor laser diode
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCECE.2006.277280
Conference 2006 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'06
Citation
Mokhtar, A. (Ayman), MacEachern, L, & Mahmoud, S. (Samy). (2007). Semiconductor laser diode model implementation including optical back-reflection. Presented at the 2006 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'06. doi:10.1109/CCECE.2006.277280