Transistor laser optical and electrical linearity enhancement with collector current feedback

H. W. Then, F. Tan, M. Feng, N. Holonyak

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Abstract

The three-port quantum well (QW) transistor laser (TL) is shown to provide a unique solution for generating ultra-linear electro-optical signals. With a simple collector current feedback loop, the 3rd order intermodulation distortion in the electrical and optical output signals of the transistor laser can be suppressed by as much 18.2 dB and 8.4 dB, respectively. These results show that the TL can be used for direct electro-optical feedback linearization, because of the base QW carrier-photon interaction, without incurring signal losses at multiple stages of auxiliary external electro-optical conversion circuitry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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