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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10622–10631

Uniformity of the lasing wavelength of heterogeneously integrated InP microdisk lasers on SOI

P. Mechet, F. Raineri, A. Bazin, Y. Halioua, T. Spuesens, T. J. Karle, P. Regreny, P. Monnier, D. Van Thourhout, I. Sagnes, R. Raj, G. Roelkens, and G. Morthier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10622-10631 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010622


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Abstract

We report a high lasing wavelength uniformity of optically pumped InP-based microdisk lasers processed with electron-beam lithography, heterogeneously integrated with adhesive bonding on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide circuits and evanescently coupled to an underlying waveguide. We study the continuous wave laser emission coupling out of the SOI via a grating coupler etched at one side of the waveguide, and demonstrate a standard deviation in lasing wavelength of nominally identical devices on the same chip lower than 500pm. The deviation in the diameter of the microdisks as low as a few nanometers makes all-optical signal processing applications requiring cascadability possible.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

Citation
P. Mechet, F. Raineri, A. Bazin, Y. Halioua, T. Spuesens, T. J. Karle, P. Regreny, P. Monnier, D. Van Thourhout, I. Sagnes, R. Raj, G. Roelkens, and G. Morthier, "Uniformity of the lasing wavelength of heterogeneously integrated InP microdisk lasers on SOI," Opt. Express 21, 10622-10631 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-10622


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