Satellite Optical Communications Module
Award last edited on: 3/4/2008

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Daniel Magherefteh

Company Information

AZNA LLC (AKA: AZNA corporation)

36 Jonspin Road
Wilmington, MA 01887
   (978) 642-2025
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 06
County: Middlesex

Phase I

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Here we propose a compact tunable transmitter based on Azna’s established directly modulated chirp managed laser (CML™) technology that exceeds LaserComm requirements. The transmitter comprises a tunable directly modulated semiconductor laser and a passive optical spectrum reshaping filter. The tunable semiconductor laser is integrated with a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) to generate > 10 dBm output power over 30 nm. This CML transmitter will be capable of generating a variety of modulation formats including standard NRZ, RZ, and RZ-DPSK. The tunable CML transmitter will fit in a standard 14 pin butterfly package, and consume < 3 W power, and require < 2 Vpp driver voltage. Compared to the conventional lithium niobate transmitter, the CML transmitter will be 6 -10 times smaller, consume 3 times less power, with similar performance.

Tunable, Modulation, 10gbs, Laser Communications

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