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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. 25, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 923–926

Engineering supermode silicon/III–V hybrid waveguides for laser oscillation

Xiankai Sun and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. 923-926 (2008)

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We analyze a silicon/III–V hybrid semiconductor waveguide structure for laser oscillation. We show that, by optimally designing and controlling the resonant supermode behavior in such structures, the modal gain can be enhanced five times compared with that of the existing silicon evanescent laser, while maintaining efficient coupling to outside silicon waveguide circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2008
Published: May 14, 2008

Xiankai Sun and Amnon Yariv, "Engineering supermode silicon/III-V hybrid waveguides for laser oscillation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 923-926 (2008)

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