Interpretation of distributed-feedback-laser spectrum using reflection properties of Bloch waves

A. V. Maslov, C. Z. Ning

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Abstract

We demonstrate that the phase and amplitude of the reflection coefficient for Bloch waves can be useful tools in understanding and predicting the spectral characteristics of distributed-feedback lasers. We further apply the Bloch wave formalism for engineering the asymmetry of the spectral response with respect to the gap through a judicious termination of the laser facets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053117
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume101
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2007

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