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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28048–28053

Integrated tunable CMOS laser

Timothy Creazzo, Elton Marchena, Stephen B. Krasulick, Paul K. L. Yu, Derek Van Orden, John Y. Spann, Christopher C. Blivin, Lina He, Hong Cai, John M. Dallesasse, Robert J. Stone, and Amit Mizrahi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28048-28053 (2013)

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An integrated tunable CMOS laser for silicon photonics, operating at the C-band, and fabricated in a commercial CMOS foundry is presented. The III-V gain medium section is embedded in the silicon chip, and is hermetically sealed. The gain section is metal bonded to the silicon substrate creating low thermal resistance into the substrate and avoiding lattice mismatch problems. Optical characterization shows high performance in terms of side mode suppression ratio, relative intensity noise, and linewidth that is narrow enough for coherent communications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2013
Published: November 7, 2013

Timothy Creazzo, Elton Marchena, Stephen B. Krasulick, Paul K. L. Yu, Derek Van Orden, John Y. Spann, Christopher C. Blivin, Lina He, Hong Cai, John M. Dallesasse, Robert J. Stone, and Amit Mizrahi, "Integrated tunable CMOS laser," Opt. Express 21, 28048-28053 (2013)

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