HIGH SPEED DIODE LASERS
This book is composed of seven invited papers which present the current status of high speed diode lasers. Fast carrier and photon dynamics in directly modulated MQW lasers is analyzed and novel design approaches are considered which were critical for the demonstration and record of 40 GHz modulation bandwidth. Attention is centered on the challenges in creation of high speed and low chirp single mode DFB lasers. Recent progress in mode-locked diode lasers is covered, specifically by the examples of 160 fs pulse generation and appearance of microwave pulse repetition rates. Future trends in increasing of high speed laser performance are also examined.