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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2006–2013

Silicon/III-V laser with super-compact diffraction grating for WDM applications in electronic-photonic integrated circuits

Yadong Wang, Yongqiang Wei, Yingyan Huang, Yongming Tu, Doris Ng, Cheewei Lee, Yunan Zheng, Boyang Liu, and Seng-Tiong Ho  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2006-2013 (2011)

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We have demonstrated a heterogeneously integrated III-V-on-Silicon laser based on an ultra-large-angle super-compact grating (SCG). The SCG enables single-wavelength operation due to its high-spectral-resolution aberration-free design, enabling wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) applications in Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits (EPICs). The SCG based Si/III-V laser is realized by fabricating the SCG on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. Optical gain is provided by electrically pumped heterogeneous integrated III-V material on silicon. Single-wavelength lasing at 1550nm with an output power of over 2mW and a lasing threshold of around 150mA were achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2010
Published: January 19, 2011

Yadong Wang, Yongqiang Wei, Yingyan Huang, Yongming Tu, Doris Ng, Cheewei Lee, Yunan Zheng, Boyang Liu, and Seng-Tiong Ho, "Silicon/III-V laser with super-compact diffraction grating for WDM applications in electronic-photonic integrated circuits," Opt. Express 19, 2006-2013 (2011)

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