LAPAREX-An Automatic Parameter Extraction Program for Gain- and Index-Coupled Distributed Feedback Semiconductor Lasers, and Its Application to Observation of Changing Coupling Coefficients with Currents

Toru NAKURA  Yoshiaki NAKANO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C   No.3   pp.488-495
Publication Date: 2000/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Lasers, Quantum Electronics
distributed feedback semiconductor lasers,  DFB lasers,  parameter extraction,  coupling coefficient,  gain coupling,  

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A reliable and automatic parameter extraction technique for DFB lasers is developed. The parameter extraction program which is named "LAPAREX" is able to determine many device parameters from a measured sub-threshold spectrum only, including gain- and index-coupling coefficients, and spatial phases of the grating at front and rear facets. Injection current dependence of coupling coefficients in a gain-coupled DFBlaser is observed, for the first time, by making use of it.