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30 July 2001 Multielectrode tunable lasers
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Proceedings Volume 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication; (2001)
Event: ITCom 2001: International Symposium on the Convergence of IT and Communications, 2001, Denver, CO, United States
While tunable lasers have been a focus of research and development efforts for over 10 years, they have only recently gained market acceptance in optical transport and networking. Tunable lasers offer many compelling advantages over fixed wavelength solutions in optical networks in that they reduce inventories, allow dynamic wavelength provisioning, and simplify network control software. More interesting, is that tunable lasers have been featured in optical network development efforts in every segment: access/enterprise, metropolitan, and long haul networks leading to a variety of desired specifications and approaches. In fact, the term 'tunable laser' has come to describe an increasingly broad range of technologies from monolithic semiconductor lasers, to MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) based lasers and fiber lasers. This presentation will focus on monolithic, widely-tunable lasers which are promising candidates to satisfy the needs of all the market segments mentioned.
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Gregory A. Fish and Michael C. Larson "Multielectrode tunable lasers", Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001);

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