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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 17315–17323

On-chip optical phase locking of single growth monolithically integrated slotted fabry perot lasers

P. E. Morrissey, W. Cotter, D. Goulding, B. Kelleher, S. Osborne, H. Yang, J. O’Callaghan, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, and F. H. Peters  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 17315-17323 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.017315


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Abstract

This work investigates the optical phase locking performance of Slotted Fabry Perot (SFP) lasers and develops an integrated variable phase locked system on chip for the first time to our knowledge using these lasers. Stable phase locking is demonstrated between two SFP lasers coupled on chip via a variable gain waveguide section. The two lasers are biased differently, one just above the threshold current of the device with the other at three times this value. The coupling between the lasers can be controlled using the variable gain section which can act as a variable optical attenuator or amplifier depending on bias. Using this, the width of the stable phase locking region on chip is shown to be variable.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2013
Published: July 12, 2013

Citation
P. E. Morrissey, W. Cotter, D. Goulding, B. Kelleher, S. Osborne, H. Yang, J. O’Callaghan, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, and F. H. Peters, "On-chip optical phase locking of single growth monolithically integrated slotted fabry perot lasers," Opt. Express 21, 17315-17323 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-14-17315


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