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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2389–2393

Active coupled-resonator optical waveguides. II. Current injection InP InGaAsP Fabry–Perot resonator arrays

Joyce K. S. Poon, Lin Zhu, John M. Choi, Guy A. DeRose, Axel Scherer, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2389-2393 (2007)

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We investigate active, electrically pumped coupled-resonator optical waveguides (CROWs) in the form of InP InGaAsP Fabry–Perot resonator arrays. We discuss the fabrication of these devices and present measurements of the transmission spectra. The signal-to-noise ratio is found to be a strong function of wavelength and degraded rapidly along the resonator chain away from the input. Our results highlight a number of ingredients toward practical implementations loss-compensated and amplifying CROWs.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2007
Published: August 24, 2007

Joyce K. S. Poon, Lin Zhu, John M. Choi, Guy A. DeRose, Axel Scherer, and Amnon Yariv, "Active coupled-resonator optical waveguides. II. Current injection InP-InGaAsP Fabry-Perot resonator arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2389-2393 (2007)

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