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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23456–23462

Power-efficient III-V/Silicon external cavity DBR lasers

A. J. Zilkie, P. Seddighian, B. J. Bijlani, W. Qian, D. C. Lee, S. Fathololoumi, J. Fong, R. Shafiiha, D. Feng, B. J. Luff, X. Zheng, J. E. Cunningham, A. V. Krishnamoorthy, and M. Asghari  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23456-23462 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.023456


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Abstract

We report the design and characterization of external-cavity DBR lasers built with a III-V-semiconductor reflective-SOA with spot-size converter edge-coupled to SOI waveguides containing Bragg grating mirrors. The un-cooled lasers have wall-plug-efficiencies of up to 9.5% at powers of 6 mW. The lasers are suitable for making power efficient, hybrid WDM transmitters in a CMOS-compatible SOI optical platform.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2012
Published: September 27, 2012

Citation
A. J. Zilkie, P. Seddighian, B. J. Bijlani, W. Qian, D. C. Lee, S. Fathololoumi, J. Fong, R. Shafiiha, D. Feng, B. J. Luff, X. Zheng, J. E. Cunningham, A. V. Krishnamoorthy, and M. Asghari, "Power-efficient III-V/Silicon external cavity DBR lasers," Opt. Express 20, 23456-23462 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-21-23456


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