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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27703–27711

Monolithic integration of erbium-doped amplifiers with silicon-on-insulator waveguides

Laura Agazzi, Jonathan D. B. Bradley, Meindert Dijkstra, Feridun Ay, Gunther Roelkens, Roel Baets, Kerstin Wörhoff, and Markus Pollnau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27703-27711 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.027703


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Abstract

Monolithic integration of Al2O3:Er3+ amplifier technology with passive silicon-on-insulator waveguides is demonstrated. A signal enhancement of >7 dB at 1533 nm wavelength is obtained. The straightforward wafer-scale fabrication process, which includes reactive co-sputtering and subsequent reactive ion etching, allows for parallel integration of multiple amplifier and laser sections with silicon or other photonic circuits on a chip.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2010
Published: December 16, 2010

Citation
Laura Agazzi, Jonathan D. B. Bradley, Meindert Dijkstra, Feridun Ay, Gunther Roelkens, Roel Baets, Kerstin Wörhoff, and Markus Pollnau, "Monolithic integration of erbium-doped amplifiers with silicon-on-insulator waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 27703-27711 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-26-27703


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