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Optics Express

  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15671–15676

On-chip silicon photonic wavelength control of optical fiber lasers

Xuan Wang, Tao Liu, Vilson R. de Almeida, and Roberto R. Panepucci  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15671-15676 (2008)

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Tunable silicon microring filters are used to demonstrate CMOS-compatible on-chip wavelength control of Er+ doped fiber-lasers. An on-chip Ni-Cr micro-heater consuming up to 20 mW is capable of tuning the Si microring filter by 1.3 nm with a lasing linewidths narrower than 0.02 nm. This approach enables arbitrary multiple wavelength generation on a silicon chip. Possible applications include on-chip and chip-to-chip dense-wavelength division multiplexed communications and sensor interrogation.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2008
Published: September 19, 2008

Xuan Wang, Tao Liu, Vilson R. de Almeida, and Roberto R. Panepucci, "On-chip silicon photonic wavelength control of optical fiber lasers," Opt. Express 16, 15671-15676 (2008)

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