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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10202–10209

Low threshold and high speed short cavity distributed feedback hybrid silicon lasers

Chong Zhang, Sudharsanan Srinivasan, Yongbo Tang, Martijn J. R. Heck, Michael L. Davenport, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10202-10209 (2014)

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In this paper we investigate reducing threshold and improving the efficiency and speed of distributed feedback hybrid silicon lasers. A low threshold current of 8.8 mA was achieved for a 200 μm cavity at 20 °C. A 3 dB bandwidth of 9.5 GHz as well as 12.5 Gb/s direct modulation of DFB laser diode was achieved on the hybrid silicon platform for the first time.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2014
Published: April 21, 2014

Chong Zhang, Sudharsanan Srinivasan, Yongbo Tang, Martijn J. R. Heck, Michael L. Davenport, and John E. Bowers, "Low threshold and high speed short cavity distributed feedback hybrid silicon lasers," Opt. Express 22, 10202-10209 (2014)

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