Dual-wavelength operation is easily achieved by biasing the gain section. Multiple gratings spaced apart from each other are separated from an output aperture by a gain section. A relatively low coupling coefficient, κ, in the front grating reduces the added cavity loss for the back grating mode. Therefore, the back grating mode reaches threshold easily. The space section lowers the current induced thermal interaction between the two uniform grating sections, significantly reducing the inadvertent wavelength drift. As a result, a tunable mode pair separations (Δλ) as small as 0.3 nm and as large as 6.9 nm can be achieved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||7339968|
|State||Published - Mar 4 2008|