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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20355–20364

Electrically-pumped compact hybrid silicon microring lasers for optical interconnects

Di Liang, Marco Fiorentino, Tadashi Okumura, Hsu-Hao Chang, Daryl T. Spencer, Ying-Hao Kuo, Alexander W. Fang, Daoxin Dai, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20355-20364 (2009)

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We demonstrate an electrically-pumped hybrid silicon microring laser fabricated by a self-aligned process. The compact structure (D = 50 μm) and small electrical and optical losses result in lasing threshold as low as 5.4 mA and up to 65 °C operation temperature in continuous-wave (cw) mode. The spectrum is single mode with large extinction ratio and small linewidth observed. Application as on-chip optical interconnects is discussed from a system perspective.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2009
Published: October 23, 2009

Di Liang, Marco Fiorentino, Tadashi Okumura, Hsu-Hao Chang, Daryl T. Spencer, Ying-Hao Kuo, Alexander W. Fang, Daoxin Dai, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and John E. Bowers, "Electrically-pumped compact hybrid silicon microring lasers for optical interconnects," Opt. Express 17, 20355-20364 (2009)

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