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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11225–11233

Mode-locked silicon evanescent lasers

Brian R. Koch, Alexander W. Fang, Oded Cohen, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11225-11233 (2007)

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We demonstrate electrically pumped lasers on silicon that produce pulses at repetition rates up to 40 GHz. The mode locked lasers generate 4 ps pulses with low jitter and extinction ratios above 18 dB, making them suitable for data and telecommunication transmitters and for clock generation and distribution. Results of both passive and hybrid mode locking are discussed. This type of device could enable new silicon based integrated technologies, such as optical time division multiplexing (OTDM), wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), and optical code division multiple access (OCDMA).

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2007
Published: August 21, 2007

Brian R. Koch, Alexander W. Fang, Oded Cohen, and John E. Bowers, "Mode-locked silicon evanescent lasers," Opt. Express 15, 11225-11233 (2007)

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