Hybrid laser for optical communications
Henry, Charles Howard
Kazarinov, Rudolf F
Olsson, Nils Anders
Orlowsky, Kenneth Jeffrey
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Citation (published version)Greg Blonder, Charles Howard Henry, Rudolf F Kazarinov, Nils Anders Olsson, Kenneth Jeffrey Orlowsky. "Hybrid laser for optical communications." Patent EP-0495559-A1.
In the interest of ease of manufacture, hybrid lasers of distributed-Bragg-reflector type are preferred for use as light sources in optical communications. We have found that such lasers are prone to mode instabilities which can adversely affect the error rate. However, by making the reflectance peak of the Bragg reflector sufficiently wide that it is capable of supporting two or more modes of optical radiation it is possible to render mode instability of negligible influence on error rate, provided that mode dispersion is not a problem.