Since the first edition of this book was published in 1997, the photonics landscape has evolved considerably and so has the role of distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes. Although tunable laser diodes continue to be introduced in advanced optical communication systems, DFB laser diodes are still widely applied in many deployed systems. This also includes wavelength tunable DFB laser diodes and DFB laser diode arrays, usually integrated with intensity or phase modulators and semiconductor optical amplifiers. This valuable resource gives professionals a comprehensive description of the different effects that determine the behavior of a DFB laser diode. Special attention is given to two new chapters on wavelength tunable DFB laser diodes and bistable and unstable DFB laser diodes. Among many other updates throughout the reference, semi-conductor and electromagnetic professionals are also provided two new appendices. This book fully covers the underlying theory, commercial applications, necessary design criteria, and future direction of this technology.
Geert Morthier is a professor and group leader at the department of information technology at Ghent University. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Ghent University.
Fabry-Perot and Distributed Feedback Laser Diodes; Rate Equation Theory of Laser Diodes; Coupled Mode Theory of DFB Laser Diodes; Carrier Injection; Spectrum of DFB Laser Diodes; IM and FM Behavior of DFB Laser Diodes; Harmonic and Intermodulation Distortion in DFB Laser Diodes; Noise Characteristics of DFB Laser Diodes; Wavelength Tunable DFB Laser Diodes; Bistable and Self-Pulsating DFB Laser Diodes; Fabrication and Packaging of DFB Laser Diodes.