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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2013
  • pp: 19339–19352

Unidirectional III-V microdisk lasers heterogeneously integrated on SOI

P. Mechet, S. Verstuyft, T. de Vries, T. Spuesens, P. Regreny, D. Van Thourhout, G. Roelkens, and G. Morthier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 19339-19352 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.019339


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Abstract

We demonstrate unidirectional bistability in microdisk lasers electrically pumped and heterogeneously integrated on SOI. The lasers operate in continuous wave regime at room temperature and are single mode. Integrating a passive distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) on the waveguide to which the microdisk is coupled feeds laser emission back into the laser cavity. This introduces an extra unidirectional gain and results in unidirectional emission of the laser, as demonstrated in simulations as well as in experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2013
Published: August 8, 2013

Citation
P. Mechet, S. Verstuyft, T. de Vries, T. Spuesens, P. Regreny, D. Van Thourhout, G. Roelkens, and G. Morthier, "Unidirectional III-V microdisk lasers heterogeneously integrated on SOI," Opt. Express 21, 19339-19352 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-16-19339


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