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Flatness-based pre-compensation of laser diodes

Abstract : A physical nonlinear dynamical model of a laser diode is considered. We propose a feed-forward control scheme based on differential flatness for the design of input-current modulations to compensate diode distortions. The goal is to transform without distortion a radio-frequency current modulation into a light modulation leaving the laser-diode and entering an optic fiber. We prove that standard physical dynamical models based on electron and photons balance are flat systems when the current is considered as control input, the flat output being the photon number (proportional to the light power). We prove that input-current is an affine map of the flat output, its logarithm and their time-derivatives up to order two. When the flat output is an almost harmonic signal with slowly varying amplitude and phase, these derivatives admit precise analytic approximations. It is then possible to design simple analogue electronic circuits to approximate the nonlinear computations required by our flatness-based inversion scheme. Simulations with the parameters of a commercial diode illustrate the practical interest of this pre-compensation scheme and its robustness versus modelling and analogue implementation errors.
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A. Abichou, S. El Asmi, Pierre Rouchon. Flatness-based pre-compensation of laser diodes. 2008 IFAC World Congress, Jul 2008, Seoul, South Korea. pp.1438-1412. ⟨hal-00523657⟩

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