Semiconductor Lasers for Coherent Optical Fiber Communications

Thomas L. Koch, Uziel Koren

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The current status of semiconductor lasers used in coherent optical fiber communications is reviewed for nonexperts in the field. The issues of spectral purity, tuning, modulation, and advanced fabrication methods for photonic integration are discussed with examples drawn from current experimental devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-293
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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