Development of a low-cost thermally tunable laser diode for use in optical access networks

01 January 2008 → 31 December 2009
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Communications
    • Communications technology
    • Nanotechnology
    • Design theories and methods
laser diodes wavelength tuning access network
Project description

An InP-based DFB laser diode will be overgrown with suitable polymer material with the aim of obtaining a thermally tunable laser diode with significantly better characteristics than the current thermally tunable laser diodes. The laser diode will be designed such that also an acceptable dynamic behaviour is obtained, allowing direct analog and digital modulation of the component. This will make the component suitable for use in optical access networks.