High-power (>10 mW) superluminescent diodes by using active multimode interferometer

Zhigang Zang, Takahiro Minato, Paolo Navaretti, Yasuhiro Hinokuma, Marcus Duelk, Christian Velez, Kiichi Hamamoto

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We have designed and fabricated, for the first time to our knowledge, novel superluminescent diodes by using active multimode interferometers that emit at a wavelength of 1.55 $\mu$ m. An output power as high as 115 mW was obtained with a wide 3-dB bandwidth of 50 nm and low spectral ripple of 0.03 dB. In addition, they showed stable single-transverse-mode outputs up to the maximum output power.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5432951
Pages (from-to)721-723
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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