Hybrid laser for optical communications, and transmitter, system, and method
Orlowsky, Kenneth J
Olsson, Nils A
Kazarinov, Rudolf F
Henry, Charles H
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Citation (published version)Greg Blonder, Kenneth J Orlowsky, Nils A Olsson, Rudolf F Kazarinov, Charles H Henry. "Hybrid laser for optical communications, and transmitter, system, and method." U.S. Patent 4,914,667-A.
In the interest of ease of manufacture, hybrid lasers of distributed-Bragg-reflector type are preferred for use as light sources in optical communications. Such lasers are made to operate away from mode instabilities by adjusting a laser parameter such as, e.g., laser temperature, thereby assuring highly error-free transmission. Alternatively, by suitable design of the Bragg reflector it is possible to render mode instability of negligible influence on error rate.