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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10317–10325

Electrically driven hybrid Si/III-V Fabry-Pérot lasers based on adiabatic mode transformers

B. Ben Bakir, A. Descos, N. Olivier, D. Bordel, P. Grosse, E. Augendre, L. Fulbert, and J. M. Fedeli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10317-10325 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.010317


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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of an electrically driven hybrid silicon/III–V laser based on adiabatic mode transformers. The hybrid structure is formed by two vertically superimposed waveguides separated by a 100-nm-thick SiO2 layer. The top waveguide, fabricated in an InP/InGaAsP-based heterostructure, serves to provide optical gain. The bottom Si-waveguides system, which supports all optical functions, is constituted by two tapered rib-waveguides (mode transformers), two distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs) and a surface-grating coupler. The supermodes of this hybrid structure are controlled by an appropriate design of the tapers located at the edges of the gain region. In the middle part of the device almost all the field resides in the III–V waveguide so that the optical mode experiences maximal gain, while in regions near the III-V facets, mode transformers ensure an efficient transfer of the power flow towards Si-waveguides. The investigated device operates under quasi-continuous wave regime. The room temperature threshold current is 100 mA, the side-mode suppression ratio is as high as 20 dB, and the fiber-coupled output power is ~7 mW.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2011
Published: May 11, 2011

Citation
B. Ben Bakir, A. Descos, N. Olivier, D. Bordel, P. Grosse, E. Augendre, L. Fulbert, and J. M. Fedeli, "Electrically driven hybrid Si/III-V Fabry-Pérot lasers based on adiabatic mode transformers," Opt. Express 19, 10317-10325 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-11-10317


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