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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19357–19364

Athermal laser design

Jock Bovington, Sudharsanan Srinivasan, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19357-19364 (2014)

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This paper discusses circuit based and waveguide based athermalization schemes and provides some design examples of athermalized lasers utilizing fully integrated athermal components as an alternative to power hungry thermo-electric controllers (TECs), off-chip wavelength lockers or monitors with lookup tables for tunable lasers. This class of solutions is important for uncooled transmitters on silicon.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2014
Published: August 4, 2014

Jock Bovington, Sudharsanan Srinivasan, and John E. Bowers, "Athermal laser design," Opt. Express 22, 19357-19364 (2014)

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