Full Text: FreePDF Summary: We present a novel high-speed transmitter consisting of a frequency modulated DBR laser and optical filters. The refractive index modulation in the phase control region of the DBR laser allows high-speed frequency modulation. The generated frequency modulated signal is converted to an intensity modulated signal using the edge of the optical filter pass band. We present theoretical simulations of high-speed modulation characteristics and extension of transmission reach. With the proposed transmitter, we review the experimental demonstration of 180-km transmission of a 10-Gb/s signal with a tuning range of 27 nm and 60-km transmission of a 20-Gb/s signal.