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Non-linear applications of edge-emitting laser diodes

Research Area: Integrated lasers and LEDs

Main Researcher: Koen Huybrechts

Due to the growing need for bandwidth in telecommunication networks all-optical networks have gained a lot of attention due to high flexibility and large throughput of such networks. Key components for these all-optical networks are amongst others all-optical regenerators, wavelength converters and all-optical flip-flops.

This research topic focuses on the implementation of these type of devices using semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) and/or distributed feedback laser diodes (DFB).


Recently, work has focused on AR-coated DFB laser diodes which can be bistable under injection of an external CW beam. Fast flip-flop operation (<100 ps) was achieved with sub-pJ pulse energies.


Other people involved:

PhD thesises

Publications

    International Journals

  1. K. Huybrechts, T. Tanemura, K. Takeda, Y. Nakano, R. Baets, G. Morthier, All-optical 2R regeneration using the hysteresis in a distributed feedback laser diode, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 16(5), p.1434 - 1440 (2010)  Download this Publication (755KB).
  2. K. Huybrechts, T. Tanemura, Y. Nakano, R. Baets, G. Morthier, 40 Gb/s all-optical packet switching with a distributed feedback laser as all-optical flip-flop, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 21(11), p.703-705 (2009)  Download this Publication (425KB).
  3. K. Huybrechts, G. Morthier, R. Baets, Fast all-optical flip-flop based on a single distributed feedback laser diode, Optics Express, 16(15), p.11405-11410 (2008)  Download this Publication (376KB).
  4. K. Huybrechts, W. D'Oosterlinck, G. Morthier, R. Baets, Proposal for an all-optical flip-flop using a single distributed feedback laser diode, Photonics Technology Letters, 20(1), p.18 - 20 (2008)  Download this Publication (158KB).
  5. W. D'Oosterlinck, F. Öhman, J. Buron, S. Sales, A. Pérez Pardo, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, G. Puerto, G. Morthier, R. Baets, All-Optical flip-flop operation using a SOA and DFB laser diode optical feedback combination, Optics Express, 15(10), p.6190-6199 (2007)  Download this Publication (198KB).
  6. W. D'Oosterlinck, J.Buron, F.Öhman, G. Morthier, R. Baets, All-Optical Flip-Flop Based on an SOA/DFB-Laser Diode Optical Feedback Scheme, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 19(7), p.489-491 (2007)  Download this Publication (687KB).
  7. W. D'Oosterlinck, G. Morthier, R. Baets, T. Erneux, Optical Bistability in a Traveling-Wave SOA Connected to a DFB Laser Diode: Theory and Experiment, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 42(8), p.739-746 (2006)  Download this Publication (1022KB).
      International Conferences

    1. Y. An, D. Yukovic, A.L. Riesgo, G. Morthier, C. Peucheret, Ultra-Fast All-Optical Self-Aware Protection Switching Based on a Bistable Laser Diode, Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2014), United States, p.W2A.65 (2014).
    2. K. Huybrechts, R. Baets, G. Morthier, All-optical Signal Processing with Standard Edge-emitting Laser Diodes, 14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, Belgium, p.25-28 (2009)  Download this Publication (249KB).
    3. K. Huybrechts, A. Ali, R. Baets, G. Morthier, Novel concept for all-optical flip-flop operation in a single DBR laser diode, 22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE Photonics Society, Turkey, p.ThF2 (2009)  Download this Publication (293KB).
    4. K. Huybrechts, A. Ali, T. Tanemura, Y. Nakano, G. Morthier, Numerical and experimental study of the switching times and energies of DFB laser based all-optical flip-flops, Photonics in Switching 2009, Italy, p.WeI2-6 (2009)  Download this Publication (112KB).
    5. K. Huybrechts, A. Ali, G. Morthier, All-optical 2R regeneration and wavelength conversion at 10 Gb/s using a single bistable DFB laser diode, Photonics in Switching 2009, Italy, p.FrII2-6 (2009)  Download this Publication (99KB).
    6. K. Huybrechts, T. Tanemura, Y. Nakano, R. Baets, G. Morthier, Fast 40 Gb/s optical packet switching using an all-optical flip-flop based on a single distributed feedback laser, Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), OMU4, United States, (2009)  Download this Publication (991KB).
    7. K. Huybrechts, G. Morthier, R. Baets, Fast operation of a broadband all-optical flip-flop based on a single DFB-laser diode, ECOC 2008, We.2.C.4, Belgium, (2008)  Download this Publication (480KB).
    8. K. Huybrechts, G. Morthier, R. Baets, Experimental demonstration of all-optical flip-flop operation in a single distributed feedback laser diode, Photonics in Switching, Japan, (2008)  Download this Publication (789KB).
    9. K. Huybrechts, W. D'Oosterlinck, G. Morthier, R. Baets, Optical flip-flop operation using an AR-coated distributed feedback laser diode, CLEO 2007, JWA36, United States, (2007)  Download this Publication (98KB).
    10. W. D'Oosterlinck, A. Pérez Pardo, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, G. Puerto, S. Sales, G. Morthier, R. Baets, 1.25GHz repetition rate operation of a SOA-DFB laser diode based all-optical flip-flop, CLEO Europe 2007, Germany, p.CD6-2 (2007)  Download this Publication (26KB).
    11. W. D'Oosterlinck, J. Buron, F. Öhman, G. Morthier, R. Baets, First experimental demonstration of a SOA/DFB-LD feedback scheme based all-optical flip-flop, CLEO 2007, United States, p.CFM1 (2007)  Download this Publication (146KB).
    12. M. Chacinski, W. D'Oosterlinck, M. Isaksson, G. Morthier, R. Schatz, Widely Tunable Wavelength Conversion 10 Gb/s Using a Modulated Grating Y-Branch Laser Integrated with an Optical Amplifier, OFC 2007, United States, p.JThA34 (2007)  Download this Publication (2.4MB).
    13. W. D'Oosterlinck, G. Morthier, R. Baets, T. Erneux, Simulation of the switching of an All-Optical Flip-Flop based on a SOA/DFB-Laser diode Optical Feedback Scheme, 2006 International conference on Photonics in Switching, Greece, p.paper O1.3 (2006)  Download this Publication (98KB).
    14. W. D'Oosterlinck, G. Morthier, R. Baets, T. Erneux, Optical Bistability in a SOA/DFB-LD Feedback Scheme, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems, United States, p.CMD5 (2006)  Download this Publication (112KB).
        National Conferences

      1. W. D'Oosterlinck, All-optical flip-flop employing a DFB-SOA optical , 7e UGent-FirW Doctoraatssymposium, interactive poster session, Belgium, p.paper nr. 17 (2006)  Download this Publication (539KB).

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