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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 1393–1398

A racetrack mode-locked silicon evanescent laser

Alexander W. Fang, Brian R. Koch, Kian-Giap Gan, Hyundai Park, Richard Jones, Oded Cohen, Mario J. Paniccia, Daniel J. Blumenthal, and John. E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 1393-1398 (2008)

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By utilizing a racetrack resonator topography, an on-chip mode locked silicon evanescent laser (ML-SEL) is realized that is independent of facet polishing. This enables integration with other devices on silicon and precise control of the ML-SEL’s repetition rate through lithographic definition of the cavity length. Both passive and hybrid mode-locking have been achieved with transform limited, 7 ps pulses emitted at a repetition rate of 30 GHz. Jitter and locking range are measured under hybrid mode locking with a minimum absolute jitter and maximum locking range of 364 fs, and 50 MHz, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2008
Published: January 17, 2008

Alexander W. Fang, Brian R. Koch, Kian-Giap Gan, Hyundai Park, Richard Jones, Oded Cohen, Mario J. Paniccia, Daniel J. Blumenthal, and John E. Bowers, "A racetrack mode-locked silicon evanescent laser," Opt. Express 16, 1393-1398 (2008)

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