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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12164–12171

Single rolled-up InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot microtubes integrated with silicon-on-insulator waveguides

Zhaobing Tian, Venkat Veerasubramanian, Pablo Bianucci, Shouvik Mukherjee, Zetian Mi, Andrew G. Kirk, and David V. Plant  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12164-12171 (2011)

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We report on single rolled-up microtubes integrated with silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Microtubes with diameters of ~7 μm, wall thicknesses of ~250 nm, and lengths greater than 100 μm are fabricated by selectively releasing a coherently strained InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot layer from the handling GaAs substrate. The microtubes are then transferred from their host substrate to silicon-on-insulator waveguides by an optical fiber abrupt taper. The Q-factor of the waveguide coupled microtube is measured to be 1.5×105, the highest recorded for a semiconductor microtube cavity to date. The insertion loss and extinction ratio of the microtube are 1 dB and 34 dB respectively. By pumping the microtube with a 635 nm laser, the resonance wavelength is shifted by 0.7 nm. The integration of InGaAs/GaAs microtubes with silicon-on-insulator waveguides provides a simple, low loss, high extinction passive filter solution in the C+L band communication regime.

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OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2011
Published: June 8, 2011

Zhaobing Tian, Venkat Veerasubramanian, Pablo Bianucci, Shouvik Mukherjee, Zetian Mi, Andrew G. Kirk, and David V. Plant, "Single rolled-up InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot microtubes integrated with silicon-on-insulator waveguides," Opt. Express 19, 12164-12171 (2011)

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