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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13675–13683

III-V-on-silicon multi-frequency lasers

S. Keyvaninia, S. Verstuyft, S. Pathak, F. Lelarge, G.-H. Duan, D. Bordel, J.-M. Fedeli, T. De Vries, B. Smalbrugge, E. J. Geluk, J. Bolk, M. Smit, G. Roelkens, and D. Van Thourhout  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13675-13683 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.013675


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Abstract

Compact multi-frequency lasers are realized by combining III-V based optical amplifiers with silicon waveguide optical demultiplexers using a heterogeneous integration process based on adhesive wafer bonding. Both devices using arrayed waveguide grating routers as well as devices using ring resonators as the demultiplexer showed lasing with threshold currents between 30 and 40 mA and output powers in the order of a few mW. Laser operation up to 60°C is demonstrated. The small bending radius allowable for the silicon waveguides results in a short cavity length, ensuring stable lasing in a single longitudinal mode, even with relaxed values for the intra-cavity filter bandwidths.

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OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2013
Published: May 30, 2013

Citation
S. Keyvaninia, S. Verstuyft, S. Pathak, F. Lelarge, G.-H. Duan, D. Bordel, J.-M. Fedeli, T. De Vries, B. Smalbrugge, E. J. Geluk, J. Bolk, M. Smit, G. Roelkens, and D. Van Thourhout, "III-V-on-silicon multi-frequency lasers," Opt. Express 21, 13675-13683 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-13675


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